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Julie Oppermann

Moire 1118, 2011

Acrylic on canvas
30 × 24 in
76.2 × 61 cm
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Los Angeles, Orange
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Mark Moore Fine Art
Los Angeles, Orange
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With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles …

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With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the LA Times becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its …

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Julie Oppermann
American, b. 1982
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Julie Opperman creates patterns of contrasting colors and repetitive lines that challenge the viewer’s visual perception. The paintings reference optical flicker, shutter afterimages, glitches, visual noise, and vertiginous movement. “They are hard to look at,” she says. They “create sensations of movement, flashes and flickers of light, illusions of depth and space, uncomfortable tensions.” Meticulously worked in acrylics and spray paint, her compositions resemble patterns that appear on computer screens, such as pixilation or the visual effects of data loss and file corruption. But rather than being filtered through a screen, the distortion manifests in the viewer’s field of vision, disrupting their ability to perceive the painting as a unified whole.

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About the work
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Mark Moore Fine Art
Los Angeles, Orange
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With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles …

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With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the LA Times becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its …

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Signature
Signed Verso
Series
Moire Series
Julie Oppermann
American, b. 1982
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Julie Opperman creates patterns of contrasting colors and repetitive lines that challenge the viewer’s visual perception. The paintings reference optical flicker, shutter afterimages, glitches, visual noise, and vertiginous movement. “They are hard to look at,” she says. They “create sensations of movement, flashes and flickers of light, illusions of depth and space, uncomfortable tensions.” Meticulously worked in acrylics and spray paint, her compositions resemble patterns that appear on computer screens, such as pixilation or the visual effects of data loss and file corruption. But rather than being filtered through a screen, the distortion manifests in the viewer’s field of vision, disrupting their ability to perceive the painting as a unified whole.

Julie Oppermann

Moire 1118, 2011

Acrylic on canvas
30 × 24 in
76.2 × 61 cm
Sold
location
Los Angeles, Orange
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