View From My Bedroom Window is a computer animation on an LCD by Julian Opie from 2007 that shows a moving image of a countryside landscape. The animation depicts the changing light and colours from morning to night, depicted in a simplistic visual language that is typical of many of Opie’s landscape prints.
This animation is indicative of Opie’s interest in depicting the same subject in a multitude of ways, using colour and the moving image to show the passing of time across a single day. Opie has demonstrated a keen interest in movement and animation throughout his career, often using movement as a form of realism and to create dynamic images of modern life.
Featuring trees in the foreground and vast spaces of greenery that recede into the background, this piece combines the vernacular of everyday life with the canonical styles and traditions of art history. View From My Bedroom Window presents a twenty-first century version of the classic art historical genre of landscape painting through Opie’s use of the moving image and new computer technology. Depicted in Opie’s highly recognisable graphic style, this work is typical of the artist’s renowned landscape works.