Julian Opie Still life with bananas aubergines and green beans Lambda print in colours laminated on to canvas 2001

Still Life Julian Opie

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Julian Opie’s Still Life series from 2001 brings together eight still life compositions of fruit and vegetables, all depicted in bright, saturated colours and set against a black backdrop. Much like many of Opie’s works since the 2000s, this series uses very similar titles and compositions for every print.

Working within the established art historical tradition of still life painting, Opie takes the opportunity in his Still Life series to use this subject as a study of colour and tone and explore a more realistic artistic style. Reducing light and shadow into simplified shapes of block colour, this composition toes the line between tradition and contemporaneity in its clever blend of subject matter and style.

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