Louise Hopkins

‘Landscape with Red, Blue and Black’, 2014
Archival inkjet digital print on Somerset radiant white (300gsm)
Image and paper size 51.9 x 73.5cm. Edition of 30

This archival inkjet print was developed from a pencil and watercolour painting produced by Louise Hopkins in 2014. Working with geometric pattern and repetition, the composition developed through the interplay of the red, blue and black forms and their relationships to a hand drawn pencil and colour pencil grid.

This work was then scanned at high resolution and the artist began a process of duplicating, flipping and mirroring the image to form a much larger gridded structure, playfully employing numerous repetitions. Adobe Photoshop was used to further manipulate and modify this structure, removing some edges and shadows and ensuring the continuity of the grid structure. The print was then proofed onto cotton-rag paper. Following a long process of experimentation, the artist has produced a print that simultaneously retains the subtlety of the original pencil and watercolour painting and reveals the transformations made to the work within a complex, hybrid structure.

Alastair Clark, Edinburgh Printmakers