Georgie Hopton's exhibition is in the Artists' House at Roche Court, designed by Stephen Marshall, 2001, in order to show domestic scale art.
Known for her paintings and sculpture influenced by Morandi and Picasso, Hopton's inspiration for this new series of works, comes mainly from flowers, which she has grown herself. She photographs, paints and sculpts each image forming groups within this exhibition. Her photographs of flowers, are presented in retro style vases and employ soft lines that detach the objects from reality. Hopton's oval canvases present flowers in a more lavish manner, using decorative, candy coloured shades. Her sculpture, made in clay and then cast in jesmonite, has a distinctly cubist feel to it and is decoratively painted giving them a feeling of hyper-reality. Each flower whether it is a daffodil or a peony, will be represented through the medium of photography, painting and sculpture,
I've always oscillated between 3D and 2D: I graduated from college with sculptures when I'd taken a painting degree - the paintings literally moved from the walls to the floor, almost unconsciously. It felt like a very natural thing to do.
Georgie Hopton, in conversation with Louisa Buck, Laughed - I Could Have Cried, Milton Keynes Gallery 2003
Hopton has responded directly to the environment of Roche Court with its flowers, trees and kitchen garden; so her horticultural inspired works will sit beautifully in the Artists' House overlooking the parkland.
Georgie Hopton graduated from St Martins School of Art in 1989. Solo exhibitions have included Laughed - I Could Have Cried at Milton Keynes Gallery, which travelled to Firstsite, Colchester, 2003. Hopton was nominated for the Maxmara Art Prize for Women in 2007 and lives and works in London and upstate New York.