A horse has been spotted galloping amongst some of the world’s most famous sculptures in an open-air gallery in Yorkshire.
Galloping Horse 2012 is part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Bretton Hall in Wakefield. Designed by British artist Julian Opie, the LED sculpture shows an animated horse on top of a brick plinth.
Opie is known for his distinctive style which strips back photographed images of his subject matter, leaving just a few, bold and instantly recognisable lines. Galloping Horse used this process to reinvent the traditional equine sculptures, seen in city centres.
His work can be found in many galleries around the world including Tate, the Arts Council Collection, The National Museum of Art in Osaka and the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.
“Julian Opie is one of the most significant artists of his generation and Galloping Horse is a beautiful work that extends the material of contemporary sculpture, making full use of new technology,” said Clare Lilley, YSP’s director of programme.
“It is a pleasure to welcome this exceptional piece to the park and to see it in a landscape that has been used by horse riders for hundreds of years.”
Video courtesy of Jonty Wilde