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Sara Pope in her studio in London © Sara Pope

Sara Pope

Contemporary artist Sara Pope is best known for her bold, seductive paintings of voluptuous lips. Taking inspiration from a successful career in the fashion industry as a shoe designer for brands such as Paul Smith, and also her work in magazines as a designer and art director, Sara aims to capture the sensuality and seductive power conveyed by the lips and mouth. Interested in questions of beauty, communication, and the notion of perfection, Sara uses the perspective of her commercial experience to explore these themes.

The starting point is a makeup brush and a lipstick. She paints the models’ lips, then, using tricks and techniques of makeup and lighting, she begins the process of creating the perfect lips. She asks the model, to express different emotions which she captures photographically. Using these shots as inspiration she begins the artwork. The painting process involves several layers of thin oil-diluted paint being overlaid, blending and smoothing the colours extensively at every stage, sometimes also mixing lipstick into the paint. Emulating the stylistic slickness of advertising, the result is glossy, perfect and irresistible.

Sara Pope’s works of art has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions and art fairs across London and internationally, including Next Street Gallery, Paris, The Saatchi Gallery, London, The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts and SCOPE Miami. Sara Pope is the first British female artist in over 70 years to have a piece of work accepted into the Vatican collection.

Publications

Sara Pope: Repetita Iuvant

Element of extreme expressiveness, less romanticized than the eyes and more characterized than the nose, the mouth is all a mystery. Sara Pope understood this perfectly well, and shocked us by throwing it in the face.

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Sara Pope works

Sara Pope loves working with multiple media and techniques, including screen prints, hand finished prints, giclee prints and unique pieces on wood or canvas.

Limited editions: limited edition works of art, signed and numbered by the artist and made with different techniques;
Unique pieces: unique works of art, made with mixed techniques on canvas or wood.

Mixed media on wood panel
80 cm diameter

5.250 €

Mixed media on wood panel
80 cm diameter

5.250 €

Mixed media on wood panel with neon light
100 cm diameter

10.000 €
Sara Pope Wildfire HPM edition

SPECIAL EDITION

“Wildfilre”, 2022

Silkscreen and UV silkscreen varnish

Edition: 75 + 5AP + 20 HPM

490 € – 650 € 

The HPM edition – Hand Painted Multiple – is a suite of 20 silkscreens with the artist’s intervention by hand, adding powder glitter on the surface of the work of art and, in particular, on the smoke area to emphasize the effect. Each HPM is a unique work of art and is numbered by the artist from 1HPM to 20HPM in the lower left, as well as being signed in the lower right.

Mixed media on wood panel
120 cm diameter

8.500 €

Mixed media on wood panel
119×128 cm

8.500 €

Mixed media on wood panel
120 cm diameter

8.500 €

Mixed media on wood panel
80 cm diameter

5.250 €

Mixed media on wood panel
97×132 cm

8.700 €

Mixed media on wood panel
120 cm diameter

8.500 €