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Simon Hopkinson



The paintings arise from my longstanding interest in British urban scenery. I view areas of sprawl & decay not as eyesores but as subject matter to be explored. An accidental beauty occurs when the modern is adjoined by a crumbling past - a result of the ongoing process of manmade change & natural decline, with nature in control. It is possible to experience something eternal & mysterious by simply taking a stroll around a town or city, away from recognised attractions. To my eyes everything - weeds, litter, brutalistic architecture - can appear beautiful. Form is a secondary, surface concern.

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