Hopton’s affinity for printing and collage reflects her hybrid approach to looking at art and the world.
The British artist disrupts the traditional notion of the still life and treats her garden as a palette. She grows abundant produce on her Upstate New York farm, selecting harvested fruit and vegetables which are then carved up into printing blocks and layered with found leaves, stalks and beans to create extraordinary monoprints.
Hopton also prints these fruits and vegetables onto a wide variety of surfaces, including hand-blocked wallpaper and fabric designs and bespoke rugs – all of which are included in the exhibition alongside her monoprints and collages. Hopton creates her own visual universe in the gallery’s intimate space.
Large-scale collages were created in her London studio, transforming domestic materials such as fabric, paper and yarn, into wild and weeping images of flowers. Hopton’s work – whether made from her garden harvest or in her urban studio – reinvents traditionally domestic, feminine materials into a singular vision that is both abstract and figurative, decorative and expressive.