Julian-Opie

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Julian Opie Brings A French Winter To Goa: Art Review

With Julian Opie's suite of landscape prints from 2012 titled "Winter", on display at the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts in Panjim until 28 October, Goa has the opportunity to view the work of a contemporary master. Opie's installation reminds us of humankind's constant and consistent need to plot and map our footprint or location, and acquire a position of perspective -- visual, aural, existential. In the contemporary context, satellite imagery and Google mapping becomes a tool that Opie readily employs.