Populating a host of worldwide public art collections – from London’s National Portrait Gallery to New York’s MOMA via the Takamatsu City Museum in Japan – Opie’s signature characters and landscapes are instantly recognisable. A graduate of Goldsmiths and portrait painter of everyone from Blur to Sir James Dyson, Opie uses pared down black lines and strong colours to create his prints, paintings and sculptures, blending the influences of Pop Art and Minimalism into a completely unique style.
Did you know?
In a 2012 Evening Standard article, Opie confessed that his shading technique was influenced by 1980s manga porn.
Country of Birth
Christies's New York, 'Woman Posing in Underwear 1', 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Tate, London, UK
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
ICA, Boston, USA
Julian Opie, Lisson Gallery, New York, USA, 2019
Julian Opie After Van Dyck, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, 2017
Paintings, Sculptures, Film., Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK), Krakow, Poland, 2014