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  Gordon Hopkins an american artist, born 1965. His 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 the many subjects in  his work. Currently

living and working in Brussels 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 and

colorful 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.” 

The imaginary garden.

    Les oeuvres, "The imaginary garden", sélectionnées représentent les
éléments du jardin; les plantes, le feuilles, le fleurs... ces formes
qui atterrissent sur la toile issu de mon expérience et mon travail
botanique.
    Ces éléments sont par la suite transposés dans mon imagination. Une
combinaison réinventée de nouvelles couleurs et de formes s'en
dégagent et se créent.
Mon désire et d' envahir l' espace de couleurs lumineuses et de
textures riche de couches de peinture qui créent profondeur et
vibration.
    J'aime laisser dans mes oeuvres le trace d' une image aux motifs
contrastés et aux couleurs éclatantes qui évoquent un sens de vive
émotion, d' inspiration, d' enthousiasme et de pur merveille de ce que
la nature a a nous offrir.

Group expositions

2012 Galerie Daniel Bissiche, Knokke. Belgium.
2010  Borgi gallery Engelwood NJ USA.
2010 -2012  Galerie Liehrmann, Liege, Belgium.
2010  Baltazar, Brussels ,Belgium.
2010  Lineart. Gent, Belgium.
2010  Affordable art fair, Amsterdam,NL .
2007  Santa Fe art fair, USA.
2007 - 10 New York Affordable art fair. USA.
2007 Miami contemporary art fair, Miami Florida, USA
2007 Palm Beach contemporary art fair, Palm beach, USA
2007 Art DC, Washington DC, USA.
2010 Affordable art fair , London, UK. 
2005 Jenny Granger Gallery, Whitstable, UK.
2005 Belgravia gallery, London, UK.
2003-2006 Belgrave gallery, St Ives, Cornwall UK.
2003-2006 Santa Barbara Art Co, Santa Barbara, Ca USA.
2001-2005 Lemon street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall UK.  
2001-Gallery One on One, Brussels, Belgium.
1999.2000 Open studios, San Francisco, Ca USA.
1994 AVA Gallery, Hanover, NH USA.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Art Zurich international, Zurich, Switzerland.
2009 Galerie Baltazar, Brussels, Belgium.
2008 - 2012 Galerie Liehrmann, Liege, Belgium.
2007 Gallery Baltazar, Brussels, Belgium.
2006 Galerie Dautcourt, 38 rue minimes 1000 Bruxelles.
2006 Jenny Granger Gallery, “points of View” Whitstable, UK.
2005 Open studio, “summer patterns” London, UK.
2005 Pall mall deposit, London, UK.
2004 Open studio, “ The simple things” Brussels, Belgium.
2000 Open studio, Santa Barbara, CA. USA

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