Initially photographing his subject matter – people, landscape or still lives – Julian Opie (b. 1958) is renowned for his use of digital manipulation to create images through a process of elimination and distillation. Through this technique, Opie has developed a concise and reductive formal language, which continually pushes the boundaries of ‘traditional’ artistic practice.
‘Winter and Other Landscapes’ centres around a new acquisition of works from the series Winter. (2012),a sequence of seventy-five prints that represent a circular walk taken by the artist through the French countryside on a harsh but beautiful day. The prints absorb an eclectic range of influences, from 17th-century Dutch landscape painting to Street View on Google Maps, and are at the forefront of Opie’s continued investigation into the experience of landscape.