Duncan Hopkins

Duncan Hopkins

Webmaster for the Bideford Bay Creatives. Duncan Hopkins is an artist now based in Cornwall, South West UK. He is a 2011 graduate in MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice from University College Falmouth.

STILL THINKING OF YOU Oil on canvas / 61 x 92 x 2 cm / 01.2014

STILL THINKING OF YOU
Oil on canvas /
61 x 92 x 2 cm / 01.2014

Many of my paintings are grounded in perceptions of a rural landscape. Nature is complexity, and is perhaps a multidimensional unified field. It is a diverse continuous sequence of phenomena, events and consciousnesses – some apparent, others hidden. We, as human beings, are within and are an integral part of this. Consciousness allows us to perceive these worlds, and the cognitive skills exist to respond creatively.

As an artist, I experience a place through physical, sensory and psychic inputs, and interact with that place and events. I make my way through the time and space of the place.

The artworks are an output, a response. Phenomena are essentially impermanent, yet the paintings become static moments, aesthetic documents, small residues of resonance. They are made referencing various source materials collected or generated on location – such as walking, drawings, photos, objects, actions, sound, memory, imagination, recall.

I may start out with a clear idea of the image I want to make, or I may just begin painting and see how it wants to develop. At some point during the working process, each painting begins to take on its own nature and becomes a ‘living’ thing, and I find this deeply compelling and potentially inexplicable. It is a continuous mystery I need to keep returning to and participating in.

I also work with multimedia, illustration, graphic & web design. Artworks are available for sale, exhibition and commission.

I have effective arts admin, exhibition, project management, curatorial skills, and design developed particularly in the voluntary sector during 2012.

MIRROR SYSTEM 'A' Oil on canvas / 60 x 60 x 2 cm / 09.2013

MIRROR SYSTEM ‘A’
Oil on canvas /
60 x 60 x 2 cm / 09.2013

DARK FOREST Oil on mdf / 61 x 62 x 0.5 cm / 09.2013

DARK FOREST
Oil on mdf /
61 x 62 x 0.5 cm / 09.2013

Artwork © D.J.Hopkins 2011 / www.duncanhopkins.net

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY / Oil on canvas / 100 x 120cm / 01.2011