'Eclipse' - 160 x 240, Acrylic on Canvas - Collection of Bankwest

After almost two decades in New York, Australian artist Chris Hopewell returned to Fremantle, Western Australia in 2006, where he currently lives and paints.

Hopewell strives to realise in his paintings a continuous aesthetic of randomness, one that reflects the intuitive evolution of his artworks – a phenomenon ever present in the world around us. Just as his marks offer traces of movement and energy through time, so too does Hopewell aim to evoke a blueprint for how layered thoughts and memory, or dreams, might be recorded and how our consciousness creates part of the universe that surrounds us.

Hopewell’s work has been acquired by major public as well as private collections, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Bankwest WA, Curtin University WA, Edith Cowan University WA, Kerry Stokes Collection WA, University of Western Australia and Wesfarmers.