Alan Hopwood

Alan Hopwood


Alan utilises both painting and photographic techniques in his work, exploring imagery that has been damaged and degraded by time; physical manipulation or digital reproduction, the combination of which are used to communicate how living with disability, pain and mental health problems feels to Alan.

Another significant element within these works is time; rich layers are stripped back or “excavated”, to uncover the patterns and textures from the materials beneath, like memories that emerge when triggered by the present. This produces a rich surface with imagery that reveals itself gradually.

As much of the work is digitised, the finished works are presented as Prints or Projections, juxtaposing the patina from the physical world against the pixelated digital data.


Alan is active in Disability Arts Organisations.

Alan is a member of LSA (Leicester Society of Artists)