Julian Opie “Street Portraits”

SCAI The Bathhouse

poster for Julian Opie “Street Portraits”
[Image: Julian Opie (2014) inlaid and overlaid acrylic panel, 170 x 125 x 3.5 cm]

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This exhibition presents a new series of portraits, featuring not only subjects pulled from the throng in Opie’s native London, but also the faces of people photographed at random on the busy streets of Tokyo. Opie explains the exhibition as follows:“(This is) a series of works combining high street technologies of image making - LED, vinyl and acrylic - with images of people captured on the streets of London and Tokyo. Looking out from the studio to the surrounding world, I try to find a contemporary language that can describe how the world feels now. Ancient forms of human depiction - portraiture and frieze - made not in mosaic or carved stone or oil paint but with materials characteristic to the modern world, and in a language distilled from both ancient and modern styles - from Ukiyo-e and Manga to old master painting and hieroglyphics.”

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from November 14, 2014 to December 20, 2014

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Julian Opie

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