I was born in Wales, of Greek, Welsh heritage. Educated at Goldsmith College in London.
I am inspired by immortality and making the impossible seem possible. Taking one moment in time and making it last forever. The Grit and Glitz of life is what interests me. My work can be contraversial and sometimes uncomfortable but always magical
I use many different mediums, such as neon, found objects, film, projection, Sculpture and painting.
Born Cardiff Wales 1974
British Artist famous for Sculpture, Film / Video Installation and Neon. Throughout Hopgoods Career he has appropriated and re-imagined pop and underground culture in a variety of different ways. Moved to London and attended Goldsmith College ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Goldsmiths,_University_of_London) graduating in 1994 with a BA in Fine Art with Fist Class Honours one of only 2 students to receive the highest award. In 1994 he was given two solo shows in a show called Arrivals Departures at 2 London Galleries simultaneously Karsten Schubert Gallery and Waddington Gallery in Cork Street. He went on to exhibit in a famous group exhibition called False Impressions at The British School in Rome (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_School_at_Rome) Written about by Marina Wallace in Art Monthly (https:// reader.exacteditions.com/issues/40615/page/52)
Hopgoods Work is collected by Eugenio Lopez Alonso (https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenio_López_Alonso) and he has several art works at The Groucho Club permanent Art Collection (https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groucho_Club) His work has been shown at Galleries in New York, Sydney , Australia, Germany, Italy and London. The illusionary nature of Hopgood’s Work, which literally plays with the idea of existence, appearance and reality through the practical use of projection. He creates a liminal space for the viewer, one that exists in a state of transference from reality to dream and back again. The projection on solid plaster forms. which in itself is n index of another figure, only becomes ‘alive’ when the projector is present.
Exhibiting in a group show at The South Bank (http:// southbanklondon.com/platform-6) called Platform Six which offers a snapshot of London-based LGB artists including Boy George
Now based in LosAngeles, Hopgood has been interviewed in West Hollywood Magazine Wehoville (http://www.wehoville.com/2016/11/15/ artist-carl-hopgood-british-country-boy-finds-beautiful-little-village-weho/) Hopgoods work is in several international collections including The Jumex Museum Mexico (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Colección_Jumex) His Digital Taxidermy Art Work was featured on Project Run Way All Stars in 2016 (https://player.vimeo.com/video/ 199242819)
Currently on show in Los Angeles
Hopgoods Seminal Solo Show Arrivals Departures
interview about the work featured in the exhibition at The OXO Tower London
Featuring 'Digital Taxidermy Owl'
On Show at Maddox Gallery LA
Life Size Resin, Bone and Gold Leaf
raw footage from film installation
Video Installation of Rare Golden Bat
24k Gold Plate Bone Granite Base
A Pair of Porcelain Gold Glazed Beer Can Vessels with a projected video of two Whirling Dervish Dances.
16cm x 6cm
Mini Video Projector
USB memory stick