Matija Čop (b 1987) is an artist living in London. His work encompasses sculpture, painting, and printmaking.
Čop’s practice explores the transformative potential of “translation” as ideas, structures, and their component materials pass between encapsulating frameworks.
Čop’s visual language constructs itself from selected unit elements which are iteratively combined, reconfigured, and dissolved in accordance with self-contrived, project-specific logics. The resultant works invite reflection on tensions between order/disorder, manufacture/craft, and unit/system.
Čop completed his MA at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2017. His work is held in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb. He exhibited at the Textile Art Biennial 2021 in Kranj, Innovative Costume of the 21st Century in Moscow, and Future Fashions in Eindhoven.