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Elena And Cressie Get Ready For The Party 5

Elena And Cressie Get Ready For The Party 5
Signed Print

Julian Opie

Screenprint, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 30
H 78cm x W 62cm

Critical Review

Elena And Cressie Get Ready For The Party 5 is depicted with a high level of detail, retaining tonal contours in the face and hair that give the print a stronger sense of depth than is usual throughout Opie’s oeuvre. At the same time, Opie uses strong graphic lines to outline the figure’s face and features that emphasises the artificiality of the image that toes the line between reality and representation.

Speaking of his development in style Opie has said, ‘The first drawings were very simple, but that gave me a language on which to build. They started as black and white, with very pared-down parameters – the mouth was just a straight line and so on – and bit by bit I adjusted it until it seemed like the right balance between someone real and this generic form.’