Julian Opie's 'Walking Figures' on view at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisberg
21 June 2019The Lehmbruck Museum in Duisberg, Germany, is exhibiting a series of ‘Walking Figure’ works of Julian Opie in its impressive glass hall as part of an exhibition entitled 'Sculpture 21st'. Two of the seven oversized metal statues on show, High waist shorts. and Daisy print., are being presented to the public for the first time, as is the luminous LED sculpture Sam, Amelia, Jeremy, Teresa. in the museum’s forecourt.
Through these figures, depicted mid-stride, Opie draws our attention to the urban phenomena of public spaces, and the tension between individuality and anonymity typical of experiences in large cities, with clear, simple forms, and precision of line and colouring. At the Lehmbruck Museum, the Walking Figures appear to reach out through the glass facade of the hall and into the surrounding public park, creating a relationship with passers by outside of the Museum’s walls.
The exhibition continues until 15 September. Find more information via the Lehmbruck Museum website.