Reality is an idea or symbol created by art, culture and media. Computer generated images replace the impulsive/natural look: a constructed sign is successful if it can be perceived in an instant.
With a strategy of simplification, toylike stylization and at the same time an attentive selection of details that correspond to the mainstream gaze of the "curious tourist", famous British artist Julian Opie returns a feeling of reality to the screen look. The "surplus of value" that Opie creates in his art is the subjectivity of the way he sees objects - as things that the public can recognise.
Known through works in traditional media: painting, objects, sculpture, Opie's opus actually lies interlaced between the virtual and the real, creating an alienating but at the same time infantile and harmless space.- MANIK

Edited by Rob Myers