Walking In The Rain, London

Walking In The Rain, London
Signed Print

Julian Opie

Screenprint, 2015
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 158cm x W 224cm

Critical Review

Opie’s attention to detail and depiction of the mundane works to perfectly capture contemporary life in London and create a highly recognisable image. A woman’s Tesco bag, a figure slumping in a thick coat and a multitude of earphones and mobile phones, Opie depicts what the British viewer sees everyday so as to question how we observe the world.

This print is dynamic in its all-over composition, the umbrellas layered and striding figures creating a sense of movement. Opie created this print by filming people walking on the streets of London, taking still photos of passers-by in the rain and gathering the images together to create a frieze of passing people. Walking in the Rain, London cleverly conveys the fast paced nature of a view on a city street corner and the variety of personalities that make up London.