STRUAN HOPWOOD

Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1985, Struan then immigrated to Australia with his family in 2003, where he completed an Arts Degree and a diploma in fine art.

As far back as he can remember Struan has had a fascination with art. From an early age he drew pictures at every opportunity. Whether it was in the back of textbooks during class, or working on illustrations for his art portfolio instead of studying for exams, he was invariably drawing. Art is something that Struan has always loved.

Struan’s early work was predominantly portraits of friends and family members, using acrylic paint and coloured markers. The aim was to create a harmony between he painted brushstrokes of the subject and the whimsical line drawings of the markers.

His current body of work, titled “Do Androids dream of electric sheep?” is his interpretation of the style called “Cyberpunk”.

Cyberpunk is a sub genre of Science Fiction. Combining advanced technology with gritty urban landscapes (think Blade Runner or Judge Dredd). This futuristic style is usually set in dystopias where giant multinational corporations have replaced governments as centres of political, economic, and even military power.

 

Cyber refers to technology and is often associated with cyberspace & cybernetic enhancements to the body and Punk, refers to people. In cyberpunk, these people tend to be outsiders, anti-heroes, outcasts, visionaries, dissenters, and misfits. The common thread that runs through all of these groups of people is the need or want to undermine the established social order.

Thurs - Mon 10:00am - 4:00pm

Be hoo you are
79 x 105cm
Acrylic on canvas
Oak Frame (black)
$1,100
She loves company
98 x 131cm
Mixed media on canvas
Oak Frame (black)
$1,590
Queens
97 x 131cm
Mixed media on canvas
Oak Frame (black)
Sold
Dawn
158 x 128cm
Mixed media on canvas
Raw Oak Frame
$2,500
Dea Ex Machina III
94 x 128cm
Mixed media on canvas
Raw Oak Frame
$1,590
Dark Horse Deux
97 x 127cm
Mixed media on canvas
$1,490
Painted Oak Frame
Botanic Galactica Deux
94 x 128cm
Mixed media on canvas
$1,490
Painted Oak Frame
The chase
95 x 125cm
Mixed media on canvas
Painted Oak Frame
Price on request
Mecha messenger
94 x 124cm
Mixed media on canvas
$1,490
Raw Oak Frame
Into the beyond
158 x 128cm
Mixed media on canvas
$2,500
Raw Oak Frame
We're all mad hare
128 x 94cm
Mixed media on canvas
$1,490
Raw Oak Frame
Apollo
183 x 123cm
Mixed media on canvas
Sold
Botanica II
90 x 120cm
Acrylic and posca on canvas
Sold
Titan
94 x 128cm
Mixed media on canvas
Sold
Sapien Machina II
76 x 76cm
Mixed media on canvas
$520
Sapien Machina II
76 x 76cm
Mixed media on canvas
$520
When it's dark out
95 x 125cm
Mixed media on canvas
Price on request
Bouquet of kings
95 x 125cm
Acrylic on canvas
Black Oak Box Frame
Sold
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