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Landscape (1)
© Julian Opie. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: British Council Collection

Landscape (1) 1995

Julian Opie (b.1958)

British Council Collection

Julian Opie. British sculptor and painter, born in London, where he studied at *Goldsmiths College. He first became noted in the 1980s for sculpture in steel in which the surface and colours of the objects were represented semi-illusionistically in vigorously handled paint. This fitted in with the art world's fascination with the ideas of Jean *Baudrillard about ‘simulation’. Opie represented both ordinary objects and ‘Old Master’ paintings.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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