Thursday 26 April 2018

Julian Opie (2018)

An illustrated piece by Julian Opie HERE in the Guardian. His landscapes, people, birds, train scenes. 

Looking directly at something is not always the best way to see it. Look straight at a dim star and it disappears. If you look down the centre of your train carriage and become aware of the landscape outside the windows, you can see it better, not the details but the shape and colour, the way the hills roll and the fields shift shape as you pass. You can move an object in your hands to understand its shape but you must pass through a landscape to see it properly.