Sophie Hopkinson

Sophie Hopkinson

Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

About Sophie Hopkinson

When observing my surroundings I look for anomalies and unintentional details in surfaces or structures. This heavily influences the way that I produce my work

The use of pre-existing functional materials has always been a natural part of my practice. I look to push beyond the assumed knowledge of a surface to find a new visual potential. These works explore Superfresco textured wallpaper. I actively challenge the repetitive, structured nature of mass produced products and try to make surface more individual. All the works within this show are completely unique and could never be replicated. A small deviation from the process or change in approach will alter the entire appearance of the piece. This could never be completely avoided and therefore I embrace it.

Each piece has a steel support. The metal structure follows a minimalist composition and frames the delicately crafted intricacies within the work. The metal moves beyond functionality to become decorative in its own right.

Born in North Yorkshire, Sophie studied Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. She graduated with an BA HONS degree in 2014. She lives in Edinburgh.


Edinburgh College of Art
BA Painting


Dakota Hotel, Nine Painters Competition, 2014
Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, 2014
'EX' Exhibition at Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, 2014
Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh, 2014
Fleming Collection Artists, London, 2015
Glasgow Print Studio, 2015
RSA New Contemporaries, Edinburgh, 2015
Royal Scottish Academy of Painters and Watercolours E, 2015
Society of Scottish Artists, 2016
Art in Healthcare, 2016