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NEW SENSATIONS: A CHANNEL 4 PRIZE FOR SAATCHI ONLINE 2010 UK GRADUATES

 
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Ana Rosa Hopkins
(53 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Manchester)
Manchester Metropolitan University

I am a British artist with Italian and Spanish roots. I was born in Cordoba, Argentina and grew up during the military dictatorship following my studies in classical ballet, choreography and fine art at which time when art was subversive and dangerous. At the age of 20 after the sudden death of my mother I met for the first time with depression. I moved to Brazil where I remained for over 18 years, pursuing joint careers in ar ...[more]
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The principal work I produced for my degree show has taken me in a different direction inspired by work by Louise Bourgeous and Mark Dion. For the New Sensations work I want to continue with my exploration of the ‘cabinet’ as a way of expressing its role to protect, preserve, store, catalogue, or display. The ‘cabinet’ offers a means of framing the work but a frame which becomes part of the work – a statement about the body or society within which the work is contained.

The new work will take a global rather than personal approach although based on personal values. The work will consist of three ‘crafted’ cabinets made of wood but with a gold leaf finish. Each one will contain one of the three elements – water, air and earth – the three natural resources that are at risk on our planet. They will be contained in identical glass vessels.

The richness, beauty and authority of the gold cabinets allude to the precious value of the contents but also comment on the consumerist and capitalist nature of society in contrast to the simplicity and purity of the natural resources.
My Artworks (6)
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