Julian Opie

Imagine You Are Driving. 1.

About this artwork

This piece was partly inspired by a long road trip which Opie took across Europe in 1993. He took photographs along the way, which were then used as the basis for paintings. Opie reduced the amount of detail and used colours similar to those in computer racing games. This work is from a series of four, made from coloured vinyl by a commercial sign-making company. They are based on vector drawings made by a computer programme. Looking at the finished work, viewers are encouraged mentally and physically to enter the picture, and to imagine themselves on an endless journey.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Imagine You Are Driving. 1.
  • date created:
    1997
  • materials:
    Vinyl on aluminium frame
  • measurements:
    238.80 x 335.00 cm (framed: 241.00 x 336.00 x 9.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 2000
  • accession number:
    GMA 4349
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Julian Opie

Julian Opie

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