Sara Dancing In A Sparkly Top

Sara Dancing In A Sparkly Top
Signed Print

Julian Opie

Digital Print, 2008
Signed Print Edition of 45

Critical Review

Opie draws on graphics from contemporary life, including computer graphics to road signs. Opie’s resulting signature style is a stripped-down vocabulary of schematic lines and blocks of colour. However, Sara Dancing In A Sparkly Top is monochrome, emphasising the simplified elements of his composition. Often using inkjet printing techniques to form multiples of his artworks, Opie revels in the materiality of these hypermodern mediums. Opie favours such mediums for their lack of subjectivity and individuality, which dissolves the self of the artist and places the work of the art to the front stage.