Born in London, England, in 1958 / Lives and works in London, England
Julian Opie embraces the subject matter of Dutch and French landscape painting, and the verticality and graphic style of Japanese woodblock prints, in his enchanting animation of an apple tree in bloom. Bees buzz and butterflies flutter around the tree’s white blossoms, which sway lightly in a breeze, while unseen birds sing. Opie’s contemporary idyll celebrates nature aurally and visually, highlighting the spaces and species we need to protect for the wellbeing of future generations. By spotlighting nature’spollinators and food producers, he gently reminds us that our prosperity depends upon theirs.