Tate Magazine. 2000

James Hall on Julian Opie in Tate Magazine, 2000.

Michael Craig-Martin's wall drawings have a billboard quality about them, and his former pupil, Julian Opie has actually made art to be displayed on billboards. Opie's paintings and sculptures play complex perceptual games, yet stylistically they evoke cartoons and children's toys. These artists are sophisticated connoisseurs of style, and would not be too outraged if their viewers thought they were as stupid - or intelligent - as a sign painter.

June 1, 2000