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Running men

Running men, 2016 by Julian Opie from his Runners series, is an original screenprint in 23 colours on Somerset Satin tub sized 410 gsm paper, presented in a brushed aluminum frame specified by the artist.  This print is signed and numbered from the edition of 50.

Julian Opie stated the following regarding his Runners series: “I sent two of my assistants out to the park to film people walking and, on reviewing the films, I found that many joggers had run past the camera. Humans are built for running. I have read they can outrun a wolf or a horse over long distances. By drawing one stride with around 30 frames I can set a drawing in motion to run smoothly forever as an animation and, by grouping a few joggers together in a painting, I can create a dynamic, complex composition with implied movement. A second later and the runners would have moved on and the composition, so carefully planned, would be changed and lost. I was thinking of the striding athletes circling ancient Greek vases, and of stone-carved Roman friezes of battling warriors. The random positions of striding legs and pumping arms slice up the space, while hair and phone cables and shoelaces flick and bounce. Sporting clothes and equipment could be the modern equivalent of the armour of the past.”

Medium

Screenprint

Year

2016

Edition

50

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 60 x 61 (in)
153 x 156 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Running men, 2016 by Julian Opie from his Runners series, is an original screenprint in 23 colours on Somerset Satin tub sized 410 gsm paper, presented in a brushed aluminum frame specified by the artist.  This print is signed and numbered from the edition of 50.

Julian Opie stated the following regarding his Runners series: “I sent two of my assistants out to the park to film people walking and, on reviewing the films, I found that many joggers had run past the camera. Humans are built for running. I have read they can outrun a wolf or a horse over long distances. By drawing one stride with around 30 frames I can set a drawing in motion to run smoothly forever as an animation and, by grouping a few joggers together in a painting, I can create a dynamic, complex composition with implied movement. A second later and the runners would have moved on and the composition, so carefully planned, would be changed and lost. I was thinking of the striding athletes circling ancient Greek vases, and of stone-carved Roman friezes of battling warriors. The random positions of striding legs and pumping arms slice up the space, while hair and phone cables and shoelaces flick and bounce. Sporting clothes and equipment could be the modern equivalent of the armour of the past.”

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Medium

Screenprint

Year

2016

Edition

50

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 60 x 61 (in)
153 x 156 (cm)
Price Price on Request