Fred Coppin captures an eternal sense of optimism in his work through a distinctive combination of amplified colour and playful forms. Coppin’s paintings are tied together by an uplifting impulse to dissect, exaggerate and reassemble the world around us into its most hopeful state. Coppin makes work that triggers our senses, conjuring a sense of weather, sound, space allowing us to engage with fantastical memories. Photography is an important tool in exploring light.
Whilst his painting is most often representational and nods to great British painters, the careful integration of glitches, geometry and pastel tones offers a quality that firmly roots his work in the digital era.
Fred graduated from Oxford Brookes University School of Arts with a fine arts degree. After graduating, Fred developed a career in brand marketing before turning full-time to fine art painting. In 2018 he was selected for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, winning The Artist Magazine Award. In 2019 his self-portrait was selected for the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize exhibition at Piano Nobile Kings Place, as well as a painting shown in the 2019 artsdepot Open.