Gordon Hopkins Morning Glory
2nd May - 3rd June 2015

Opening reception: Friday 8th May, from 6-8pm

We are pleased to present the work of American artist Gordon Hopkins this May. We expect Gordon’s vibrant colours and, and ‘larger than life’ forms to be an apt prelude to the Summer months.

Through strong use of colour and innovative technique, Gordon emphasizes the often overlooked beauty of our natural surroundings. “It’s often just a simple form that can have a great impact and become very important in my work.” he writes. “[I want my work to] evoke a sense of living emotion, of inspiration, enthusiasm, and of the pure marvel that nature has to offer to us.” Gordon reveals the vibrant energy of the quotidian, bringing a sense of the new and a feeling of exploration to the everyday. He subverts academic painting traditions by setting the outline of everyday objects over layers of colour which are applied first, then building up the material using Oil bar and paint. The resulting dynamic composition seems to linger on the brink of self-decomposition into an illusory world of outline and vibrant colour field.

Gordon has exhibited at a variety of solo and group exhibitions and art fairs across Europe and the US, including London. He is currently based in Brussels Belgium, and continues to travel throughout Europe to gather new ideas and images for his paintings. He describes Belgium’s architecture and landscape as a major inspiration, he says it’s a ‘whole new world for me’. We expect Gordon’s work to be a wonderful way to celebrate May Day in Arundel and we look forward to showing his work until 3rd June.
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