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Medieval Village #1

Medieval Village #1
Signed Print

Julian Opie

Lenticular, 2019
Signed Print Edition of 20
H 30cm x W 40cm

Critical Review

Throughout his career, Opie has produced many images that convey a sense of movement and dynamism in the form of static prints, paintings, sculpture, and moving images. Using photographs taken by the artist, each print is then manipulated and reduced to a matter of simplified shapes and signs to represent a figure. This particular series uses movement as a way to depict the three dimensional nature of the architecture, depicting the scene from different angles across each print.

Medieval Village #1 is indicative of Opie’s interest in using computer technology as a key component to his work, producing a moving image through lenticular printing. The Medieval Village series draws from a sculpture installation Medieval Village by Opie from 2018 that shows an almost life size three-dimensional rendering of the architecture. This sculptural piece, alongside the print series, is indicative of Opie’s desire to create work that captures how humans experience the world through physical encounters.