Contemporary Print Market Report
Julian Opie: Walking In The Rain, Seoul - Signed Print

Walking In The Rain, Seoul
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£35,000-£50,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 2015
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 155cm x W 224cm

Critical Review

Opie has a strong interest in depicting images of people in the rain stating that, “I realised rain created a whole new world, umbrellas went up, people’s postures and the whole mood changed. I have always liked the rain, the sense of isolation it creates as the world shrinks and everything gets dark and glossy.”

Captured in the artist’s structured, graphic language, Walking In The Rain, Seoul encapsulates contemporary life in Seoul in a way that makes the viewer think about their own body in relation to the compelling image. Opie rationalises the human form in a decidedly stylised manner, striking a balance between the soft and human, and the hard and artificial, producing an uncanny effect. Undertaking a task that has preoccupied artists for generations, Opie captures modern life in an entirely unique way

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