Announcing 4 new works by Georgie Hopton...
These powerful new works use a polymer gravure method, holding onto the definition of photography but with the added depth of a hand printed surface, thus allowing the works to live somewhere between the two. Hopton's previous relationship with scale is re-considered here, as she takes us towards life size....skin surfaces are exposed & intimacy explored in these classic, sensual images.
'Attendent' ,'The Player' and 'The Prize' - Published in editions of 25. Gravure on BFK Rives Naturel 280 gsm, 50.8 x 39.5 cms. £385 & vat.
'Siren' - Published in an edition of 40. Gravure on BFK Rives Naturel 280gsm, 38.8 x 54.5 cms. £415 & vat
Georgie Hopton was born in 1967 in North Yorkshire.
After studying at St Martins she has continued to expand her use of different medium, not caring to settle on one as definitive. Her works in photography, collage, printmaking and sculpture are made in conjunction recently with wallpaper and fabric designs – a natural extension of the vegetable prints she makes each summer from her temporary but extensive vegetable garden. Self portraits, studies of flowers and still life are consistent subject threads, woven through forays into abstraction and decoration. Like her heroes of the Wiener Werkstaette and The Arts And Crafts Movement, her heart lies in creation with no boundaries, the melding of art and life, the one reflecting and intersecting the other.
Shows include The Wounded Tulip, Poppy Sebire, London (2012), Sweethearts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2012), The Naked Gardener, Brancolini Grimaldi, Rome (2011), Independence, South London Gallery (2003), Laughed - I Could Have Cried, Milton Keynes Gallery (2003), Sweet Exhibition!, Cabinet Gallery, London (1997). Her work is housed in several permanent collections including the Arts Council Collection.
Georgie Hopton was nominated for the Max Mara prize in 2007
The Wounded Tulip (solo show), Poppy Sebire Gallery, London
Sovereign Art Prize (shortlisted), Istanbul
Line, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London
The Naked Gardener (solo show), Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, Rome
Keep Me Posted, London
Cut and Come Again (solo show), Poppy Sebire, London
Prophet, Spike Island, Bristol
The Three Cornered Hat, The New Arts Centre, Wiltshire
New Poor Park, William Ling Presents, London
Toutes Compositions Florales, Counter Gallery, London
Still Life, Kate Macgarry, London
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
New Work, William Ling Fine Art, London
Peter Blake Sculpture, The London Institute Gallery, London
Independence, South London Gallery
Glamour, British Council Window Gallery, Prague
20th Anniversary Show, Monika Spruth-Philomene Magers, Koln
Laughed - I Could Have Cried, Firstsite, Colchester
Laughed - I Could Have Cried, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Royal Academy Summer Show, London
For a more extensive list of Georgie Hopton's past exhibitions please click here.
Interview coming soon.
'There is an irresistable push and pull between object and surface, the photographic and rendered surface. In these images, we journey back through the wallpapered rooms of our childhood, wading through discarded sweet wrappers, ripped off paper from birthday presents and the spilled contents of the mend and make box on our way.
Georgie Hopton's work is a quiet virtuosic hall of mirrors. Her sad-happy flowers are mini monuments to vulnerability, the melancholy of decay twinned with droll hope' - Katie Puckrik
Katie Puckrik Review http://www.mixties.com/2012/06/georgie-hopton-wounded-tulip.html
Dalya Alberge- Creative encounters of the artistic kind- couples get together to collaborate The Guardian, (12th February 2012)
Vannessa Thorp- Five Women Vie to be the Next Emin, The Guardian (21st October 2007)
Kim Hodge- Zingmagazine
Pop Up Culture- Cut and Come Again, Georgie Hopton (22nd April 2010)
Art Daily- "Cut and Come Again" at Poppy Sebire
For further press click here.