Glass, pigments & gold leaf
At the core of Papadopoulos’ practice is a pioneering approach to materials and desire to push the boundaries of a medium. The artist fuses fractured glass with painting through powerfully energetic yet carefully considered and meditative processes.
Often embracing elements of chance and the magic of alchemy, the artist works with sandblasting, glass pigments, gold leaf and enamels directly on the surface of the glass. The result artworks consciously exploit the inherent qualities of glass, as light is both absorbed through its surface and radiated from within.
Example works & projects
About the Artist
Yorgos Papadopoulos is a Cypriot artist working from his studios in London and Cyprus. Papadopoulos completed a Fine Art foundation followed by a BA in Interior Design at Middlesex University, before studying an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art (1999). He has since received awards, numerous research grants and scholarships, and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and the Crafts Council Forum.
Papadopoulos’ work has been recognised internationally, exhibiting in prestigious locations in the US, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, Mexico, the UAE, France & Germany. He has exhibited widely across London galleries, including the Saatchi Gallery, the V&A, the Barbican and the Royal College of Art. His work has been commissioned by esteemed international collectors, and can be found in private collections in London, San Francisco, Cape Town, Zurich, Dubai & Riyadh.