Jonathan S Hooper
Jonathan S Hooper is a Cornish artist living and working in London and Cornwall. Jonathan describes his works as "edgescapes" representing for him a Cornwall where "weather and landscape merge, a place where boundaries blur and distinctions become approximations to the eye".
Jonathan's paintings reference solidity and structure but at the same time are descriptive of atmospherics - the restlessness and relentless change of the landscape.
Jonathan's clear artistic influence is another abstract Cornish artist Peter Lanyon (1918-1964) who was a friend and glider pilot pupil of his father Harry Hooper who became chairman of the Cornish Glider Club, of which Lanyon was a member (and fellow artist Alan Davie). Glider pilots can be seen as map makers and Jonathan considers his paintings to be a form of abstract map -making of the landscape.
Following a foundation year Jonathan eschewed art school; choosing instead to study engineering at university at undergraduate and masters level followed by 3 years living and working in Japan. This experience adds to the depth and uniqueness of Jonathan's work which takes him to and beyond a Cornish inheritance.
He has exhibited with selective galleries in Cornwall and is represented in London by the Nine British Art, St James's where he is scheduled to have a solo exhibition in 2022.
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