Kukje Gallery is very pleased to announce the opening of a solo show featuring new works by British artist Julian Opie. This is the artist’s second exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will include works in multiple mediums including vinyl paintings and LED panels as well as new large-scale sculptures. Widely known in Korea, Opie is internationally celebrated as a vitally important artist whose work links the postmodern interdisciplinary genres of sculpture and painting.
The artist’s best known works include simply drawn portraits and landscapes that showcase a highly refined and personal style that resembles a kind of contemporary pictogram. Coupled with his use of unusual materials such as LED signs and vinyl painting, as well as his sophisticated color palette, Opie’s art synthesizes a rare combination of beauty and conceptual rigor to create highly sought after works.
About the Artist
Julian Opie was born in 1958 in London. He graduated from Goldsmith’s School of Art, London in 1982. While at Goldsmith’s, he studied with prominent artists Richard Wentworth and Michael Craig-Martin both of whom influenced his ideas about the nature of visual art. Shortly after graduating, Opie began exhibiting in galleries and museums across Europe and his works are now in the collections of major institutions around the world including the Arts Council, England; British Museum, London; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; IVAM Museum of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Portrait Gallery, London; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Collection, London and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.