2005-11-16, 3:50 PM
Animals, Buildings, Cars and People by Julian Opie
Julian Opie, an illustrious British contemporary artist, has exhibited his installation artworks in "City Hall Park":http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/attractions/public_art/pa_temporary_exhibits.html#opie since October 2004. These "fourteen works":http://www.publicartfund.org/pafweb/projects/04/opie_j_04.html from nine different series have been made within the past seven years. By using a wide range of mediums and shapes, the artist assigns different meanings to these sculptures. There are two real size, three-dimensional painted aluminum cars parked on Broadway's pavement, called Imagine you are driving a red car and Imagine you are driving a white car, which are two of the most intriguing sculptures in this series. Julian Opie gives these cars garish colors, red and white, which make these cars readily been recognized by pedestrians. The southern part of Broadway around City Hall is one of the busiest areas in the city. By letting these fake cars be able to usurp the public space legitimately, to interfere with people walking on the street intentionally, Julian Opie not only makes people re-discern this kind of tiny changes in their familiar surroundings, but be aware of how public space exploited by lots of commercial activities in their daily life. On the south side of park are two light box sculptures, Nantra pool attendant and Bijou model, which are both two-faced, luminous installation works, located in a spacious field near Broadway. Due to its obscure location, the sculpture is like the haunting ghost to gaze people living in the city. There are also a group of "wooden animals":http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/farm_animals_roam_in_74335.asp called Sheep Cow Deer Dog Chicken Cat Goat and a bunch of aluminum signs of white sheep, which are located in a small grassy area. But the most extraordinary works from this series are two L.E.D. sculptures, Bruce Walking and Sara Walking. They are respectively male and female animation portraits, walking constantly in the L.E.D. frame in front of the "Tweed Courthouse":http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/resources/man_tweed.shtml. For the artist, the purpose of these installation works is to communicate between the art and the viewer. He distills these simple but usually ignored image from the real world, then reducing it to the most basic outline and color palette, to create his signature style - bold line and clean edge graphic. He alters our experiences to walk on the street, and bring a surreal atmosphere around the park. Hence, people would reconsider their relationships with these public spaces.
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由 氨凍泥 發表於 November 17, 2005 11:56 AM
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由 pulp 發表於 April 20, 2006 6:20 PM
很高興看到你的blog 我是高師視傳所的學生 我的一個作業就是想介紹Opie
你知道他的展覽作品(在畫廊裡的) 眼睛會抸 是怎麼做的?如何佈置上去的?
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to chen yu ting,
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