Suzanne Walking

Suzanne Walking
Signed Print

Julian Opie

Lenticular, 2005
Signed Print Edition of 50

Critical Review

In Suzanne Walking, the female figure is wearing nothing but her underwear. Eroticism marks many of Opie’s works and the artist has produced various pieces which depict sexualised images of women who are often undressing or nude. Opie’s most notable collection, This Is Shahnoza, features a woman pole dancing.

Opie is famous for his interest in the mundane and his desire to capture everyday life in his works. Suzanne Walking can be read as a comment on the liberated sexual mores of the 21st century as pornography and erotic adverts had become a normal part of everyday life. Speaking about his depiction of naked or eroticised figures, the artist explains: “I don’t take responsibility for what’s out there, but I use it nonetheless.”