A MOMENT WITH CAROLINE POPHAM
LOOSE LINES, CALM LAYERS AND SOFT ORGANIC SHAPES DEFINE THE REASONS WHY WE LOVE LONDON-BASED ARTIST CAROLINE POPHAM’S WORK. IT’S A BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN THE WORLD OF MINIMALISM.
Take us through your beginning process- how do you go about starting a painting?
It depends. For a commission there is more planning involved so the outcome is clearer. Other work is more intuitive and some days I don’t know where the work will take me. I use sketchbooks a lot play around with ideas.
What are some of your favourite pieces you have created so far?
I have a fondness for many. They are markers in time. Some are autobiographical and the memory of making them feels very evocative. I like the larger scale pieces a lot, the diptych and triptych as they feel expansive.
How would you describe your style?
A bit scattered! I love minimalism but then I am drawn to more layered work as well. Colour is definitely key.
What do you hope a viewer gets out of seeing what you create.
I guess a visual pleasure, a meaning which the viewer can take from it. It is interesting to hear different peoples interpretations of my work. Calm is a recurring word which makes me smile as my working style is quite frenetic