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Winter 34

Winter 34
Signed Mixed Media

Julian Opie

Mixed Media, 2012
Signed Mixed Media Edition of 3
H 68cm x W 121cm

Critical Review

Combining the vernacular of everyday life with the canonical styles and traditions of art history, this print presents a twenty-first century version of the classic art historical genre of landscape painting. Winter 34 represents Opie’s desire to utilise new techniques through his use of computer technology, saturated colour and simplified form. In this series Opie draws under and over digital photographs he takes from nature, to create multi-layered images with great depth that are extremely pleasing to the eye.

Opie’s Winter series is directly inspired by his film Winter (2012) that blends a diverse range of influences from Google Maps Street View to 17th Century Dutch landscape painting. As with many of his other works, Opie’s Winter series examines the nature representation itself by juxtaposing modern techniques with traditional art historical sources and subject matter.

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