Lauri Hopkins’ work crosses disciplines but primarily involves painting, collage, and the re-assembling of discarded materials. Lauri’s inspiration often comes from mid-century architecture and design, the history of abstract art, and objects that have fallen out of use. Created from an open and responsive place, bodies of work become a visual diary.
Lauri creates low-relief assemblages that are at once sensitive and nostalgic but also fresh and celebratory. She has spent years amassing a collection of found materials like book covers, sweet wrappers, and cardboard. These materials form a starting point; from there, idiosyncratic compositions build, shed, and build again. The process is never linear but rather an unfolding, intuitive puzzle.
Lauri lives and works from home with her children in Chichester, West Sussex.