Observing the behaviour of our political and sociological constructs, Charlotte Hopkins Hall offers a visual experience centred on the question of the true independence of the individual in the face of collective absurdity.

Today’s growing trend for the need to belong to a group, in order to define oneself and justify ones presence within society is to Hopkins Hall the very definition of the loss of identity and individual determination. It is, of course, paramount that we keep social structures in place and unity within groups to rally for change and speak out against injustices. However, decades of perpetual conflict and economic insecurity and the promotion of false information has created an atmosphere of the ‘them and us’. It has encouraged clanism and exclusionary behaviours.

In Hopkins Hall’s realistic figurative paintings the repetition of her own image, her back, is used as a motif. Growing up before the advent of social media Hopkins Hall has witnessed fundamental changes in society that have occurred as a result and the immergence of a hyper narcissistic world. The repeated figures in Hopkins Hall’s paintings are a vehicle for her observations and allow anonymity to address them.

Charlotte Hopkins Hall lives and works in London. Since graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Geneva, now HEAD, her work has been exhibited internationally, notably at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Kunst Panorama in Lucerne and Walker Gallery in Liverpool. 

Charlotte Hopkins Hall has been selected for numerous awards including the Swiss Art Awards, the John Moores Painting Prize and the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Her work is in private collections in Europe and the United States, including nine pieces in the permanent collection at BNP Paribas in Frankfurt.