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Julian Opie is a leading contemporary artist, emerged as an influential figure on the British art scene in the 1980s, with a series of painted metal sculptures. Opie’s distinctive graphic style exists in the form of billboard posters, album covers, and LED screens. The artist approaches the work by reducing the features that distinguish individuals from each other to the bare minimum. With just a few lines he is able to characterize what makes us unique and recognizable. Opie’s work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums around the world.  Six of Opie’s portraits are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London: four portraits of the band members of Blur executed in color print on paper, one of inventor and engineer Sir James Dyson rendered by inkjet on canvas, and a self-portrait, Julian with t-shirt, executed on an LCD screen with computer software.

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