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30 Sep 2014

Julian Opie 'Sculptures, Paintings, Films' at MOCAK

Julian Opie, Woman in the rain with hat. 2012

Julian Opie 'Sculptures, Paintings, Films'
Museum of Contemporary in Krakow MOCAK


18 October 2014 – 25 January 2015 Vernisage: 17 October 2014 Curator: Delfina Jałowik Venue: MOCAK, 4 Lipowa St, Cracow

Anna Piotrowska
00 48 12 263 40 24
00 48 12 257 10 34

Museum of Contemporary in Krakow MOCAK
4 Lipowa St
30-702 Cracow

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From 17 October, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow will present the work of the renowned British artist Julian Opie.

The exhibition Sculptures, Paintings, Films is the artist's first individual show in Poland. MOCAK will be presenting new works. The majority have been prepared specially for the exhibition in Krakow. The overall theme is people and nature.

Julian Opie has created his own way of drawing, characterised by its sparse line and simplicity. The artist has invested with new meaning the traditional media – sculptures, paintings and films, combining them with use of technology. In processing imagery from his surroundings, Opie employs computer techniques and animation. In his paintings, the observed reality has been reduced to a language of basic elements.

The black-and-white works that represent nature appear in the exhibition as animated LED paintings and wall drawings. Portraits of friends, collectors and strangers use the technology of mosaics, vinyl paintings, 3D printed sculptures, animated LCD and LED paintings.

Julian Opie (b. 1958) – lives and works in London. He studied at the Goldsmith's School of Art (London). The artist makes paintings, sculptures, films and installations in public spaces. He is well known for his album covers including the album of the British group Blur Blur: The Best of (2000).

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK is the largest museum in Poland dedicated to contemporary art opened in May 2011. The programme of the Museum encompasses presentation of the latest international art, education as well as research and publication projects. Exhibitions presented by the Museum are themed on the relationship between art and other important areas of social life.