THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Julian Opie

BORN 1958 | LONDON, ENGLAND


Currently, this work is not on view to the public.

Suzanne walking in leather skirt, 2006
Continuous computer animation on 46 inch LCD computer screen
44 x 26 x 4 ¾ inches 
Edition 1 of 4
Gift of Kate and Chuck Brizius in honor of Barbara Krakow
2006.15


Julian Opie renders time-honored subject matter such as landscape and portraiture using contemporary media, including digitally enhanced drawing, photography, and animation. In his portraiture, Opie imparts the specificity of an individual through highly stylized reduction of a face or figure. The artist has become increasingly focused on the expressive possibilities of various animation techniques. In this “walking portrait,” a woman’s unique stride is
captured in the most life-like way. In October 2005, Opie created a new public art work for ICA/Vita Brevis; two of his walking portraits were placed on Boston’s Northern Avenue Bridge.

 

 

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