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Signed Print Edition of 50
H 90cm x W 125cm
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Typical of the artist’s landscape prints produced throughout his career, View Of Loop Bridge Seen From Route 42 In The Seven Falls Area, is a print from Julian Opie’s Japanese Landscapes series (2009). This print is indicative of Opie’s extensive knowledge of Japanese art, taking inspiration from the woodblock prints of Utagawa Hiroshige.
Opie explores the idea of travel and motion in View Of Loop Bridge Seen From Route 42 In The Seven Falls Area by presenting a seemingly endless view of the road ahead, focusing on the white lines that mark the tarmac. The landscape that lies either side of the road is void of detail and subtlety, marked only with a few road signs, thus reflecting the way in which car travel provokes a state of distraction amidst an overwhelming scene of visual stimuli.
View Of Loop Bridge Seen From Route 42 In The Seven Falls Area consciously reflects the work of Hiroshige in its verticality through the horizontal format, cropping, colour gradation and strips of calligraphy. Opie identifies with this aesthetic that holds a sense of stripped-down flatness that lends itself to reproduction. The print’s lack of preciousness, reminiscent of 19th century Japanese woodblocks, works to challenge the existing artistic paradigm in its relation to the smallness of human achievement.