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I take inspiration from my materials, from the human form, and from classical, Renaissance and 19th - 20th century sculpture.  My bronze nudes record investigations of surface textures, modelling materials and patinas, and reflect my love of the works of Michelangelo and Rodin. They are also - like my portrait sculptures - attempts to capture what is distinctive and distinctively beautiful about the particular models used. My wire work began as an experiment in the sculptural potential of armature wire; it has since developed into a contemporary response to classical traditions. All my work is based on a foundation of drawing. Sculpting in wire makes this explicit - each piece is like a drawing in three-dimensional space.     

Ben Hooper May 2017

Works  

Catalogue for 'Works', an exhibition by Benjamin Hope and Ben Hooper, Gallery Different, London 2017.

Works  

Catalogue for 'Works', an exhibition by Benjamin Hope and Ben Hooper, Gallery Different, London 2017.

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