Phill Hopkins | Gathering Clouds

Phill Hopkins will be included in:
Gathering Clouds
With Catherine Greenwood, Howard Eaglestone & Ian Hodgson
7 February - 6 March 2022
Cole's Gallery, The Corn Exchange, Leeds UK
Opening hours Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 Sun 10:30-16.30
Private View Thursday 17 February from 18:00
Information HERE

Nine framed works from the 'Walking Ahead' series of ink drawings will be shown, depicting a lone figure in the landscape.
There will also be unframed works available.
Hopkins is fundamentally a mark-maker and translates his seen and felt world into a series of tics, twitches, dots, nods and shakes. He sees this as coding, language, dialogue in and with itself. These marks have an erratic energy, they hum in response and in unison to one another, working within the safe confines of the plane's perimeter.
Hopkins writes about recent work and the ‘Walking Ahead’ series;
“I have again returned to the landscape. To be in nature is grounding. As I physically navigate the landscape I am drawn away from being too confined within my head. I am aware of the elements external to myself and my thoughts. The landscape acts as a mirror, reflecting patterns in myself, inviting and allowing me to make intimate physical and emotional connections. The landscape connects me to my own history, the person I was and my ancestry. The landscape allows me to shift my perspective and to feel present in my own body. Thinking about my ‘Walking Ahead’ series, often when walking with others I fall behind. In this series there might be two things at play; There is the character of the walker, that we see up ahead. We can imagine what thoughts they might have or perhaps where their journey might be taking them. We can relate to them. Then, there is the character of the viewer, watching from a distance, or maybe, keeping their distance. There might be a sense of lag, or that of being left behind. Or is it simply solitude?”

Each drawing is Liquitex inks on Daler/Rowney Smooth-Heavyweight Acid Free paper 220g/m2 21 x 14.8 cm / 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. Framed size 53 x 43 cm / 21 x 17 in