Julian Opie (Born 1958)
Title: The Gallery Staff 1
Medium: Original screenprint, 2010, on glass , signed in black ink and numbered AP ⅕ on a label on the reverse of the frame
Published by: Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Printed by: Advanced Graphics, London
Size: 575 x 935 x 65 mms (overall)
Edition: A/P ⅕ (There was also a numbered edition of 20)
Note: This is number1 of a series of 4 screenprints .
Julian Opie's distinctive reductive style draws from diverse influences including billboards, classical portraiture and sculpture, dance, Japanese woodblocks, and cartoons. His work comprises silhouettes, animations, LED animations, and simplified portraits and landscapes (such as Landscape? from 1998-99, a screen print of trees, grass, and sky in a flat pictorial rendering that recalls a child's puzzle). Employing a variety of media and technologies to make "paintings" of his subjects, Opie distills everyday images and experiences into concise but evocative signs and pictograms.