Julian Opie is a visual artist born in 1958 in London. He is member of the New British Sculpture movement, the group of artists who collaboratively exhibited in London in the 1980s. Opie graduated from the Goldsmiths School of Art in 1983, and has since displayed his work nationally and internationally at numerous major museums and galleries. He is best known for his portraits and walking figures, rendered in a minimalist animated style. His work typically features thick black contours, reductive forms, and graphic aesthetics.