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Gordon Hopkins. USA °1965

Gordon's work finds its strength in his unique technique and use of strong color. He often sets the outline of everyday objects over layers of color, building up the material using Oil bar and paint. Patterns, forms, fish, gardens to landscapes are some of the many subjects in his work. Currently living and working in Belgium and through his travels throughout Europe he gathers new ideas and images for his paintings. “In my work as an artist it is very important for me to explore the use of bold colors with many layers, repetition and larger then life format. I like to accentuate or exaggerate a sometimes ordinary object or image. The composition often breaks down into an imaginary world of outlines andcolorful backgrounds creating depth and movement. ”His representation emphasizes the beauty and perhaps overlooked context of our natural surroundings. He works primarily with oil bar, and oil paint on linen and board. Gordon's work brings with it a sense of exploration, an interpretation of our surroundings from his point of view, filled with color and a sense of joy. “It is often just the simple form that can have a great impact and become very important in my work.”

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