Yellow Green White Black

Yellow Green White Black
Signed Print

Julian Opie

Lenticular, 2020
Signed Print Edition of 25
H 111cm x W 119cm

Critical Review

Yellow Green White Black is representative of Opie’s fascination with the human body and the genre of portraiture. The series as a whole explores various colour combinations and shows different figures in each print, repeating the same composition multiple times. In this work, Opie shows the figures standing casually, holding their bags and jackets, each shown in full-length and facing outwards.

Typical of many of Opie’s works, Yellow Green White Black is rendered with the absolute minimum by which a person can be represented. Reduced to simplified shapes and bold lines, the images show the figures with blank circles for heads and without feet. Opie is interesting in depicting people as a means to represent the mundanities of modern life and explore what it is to be human.