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