The Alan Cristea Gallery in London is currently showing new editions by Julian Opie alongside prints and animations, created in a variety of mediums. Inspired by different views of the town and countryside, the London series presents us with observations of everyday life: figures of walking in the rain, tourists on the Southbank, passers-by at school gates and busy crowds of workers descending on the city. The series, French Landscapes, based on photos taken by the artist in France at different times of the day in different weather conditions, present us with revisited versions of Hiroshige’s nineteenth-century woodblocks of Japanese landscapes using lenticular or computer technology. And, for the first time, Opie reveals a new series of metal wall hangings, Nature 1, depicting boats, sheep, carp and pebbles which have been cut from sheet aluminium.
The show runs through the 18th of July, displayed across the two spaces of the gallery.
Photo credit: Butterfly.