When Sandro Kopp ended up having to travel more due to the ever-busy career of his partner, Tilda Swinton, he knew he had to get creative with his work. So, he started calling in skype sittings and painted a series of portraits, all of them via Skype. And while Kopp is more than happy to pain his partner, he is well aware of her ever-busy schedule and the limited time the pair get for themselves. But regardless of the skype settings, Kopp’s talents sign through all of his works. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Sandro Kopp.
Sandro Kopp was born on the 14th of February, 1978 in Heidelberg, Germany. Raised in Newzealand and Germany, Kopp gets his artistic knowledge from his mother, Kayla, who worked as a painter in New Zealand, and his father, Hermann Kopp, who worked in construction.
Kopp took up the mantle of his mother and was inspired by her art. But despite the artistic background in his family, it was not his mother who discovered Kopp’s knack for art.
“My art teacher put on a solo exhibition of my work when I was 14 or 15. It was amazing, when I think back on it. He stayed after school to help me hang it. I totally didn’t get it, I was just annoyed at having to stay behind.”
Following his high school graduation, Kopp went off for his compulsory national service and helped out at a holiday center for ADD children. At the end of his service, Kopp moved to New Zealand where he attended The Learning Connexion, an alternative art school in Wellington. While at Wellington, Kopp worked on the Lord of the Rings movies and sketched production drawings, and moon-lighted as an uncredited Elf, Orc, and Gondorian soldier. So, when the same team was taken to work on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Kopp came along for the ride. Over the years, Kopp has worked on a series of portraits primarily on portraits painted from video chat conversations.
He has been featured in exhibitions around the world including, mycelium, Palazzo Grimani Museum, Venice, Italy (May 2019), Played, Ebensperger, Salzburg (July 2017), Elective Affinities, Sammlung Friedrichshof, Vienna (May 2017), Take Time, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris (October 2016), Feedback loop, Five Eleven, New York (December 2015), Sono Qui, Otto Zoo, Milan, (December 2014), Analogue, Galerie Antoine Laurentin, Paris (May 2014), Cinematic Visions, Victoria Miro Gallery, London (June 2013), Mediated Presence, 6 Fitzroy Square, London (October 2012), There You Are. Lehmann Maupin, New York (October 2012) and others. But for all his success, Kopp remains humble and glad that people enjoy watching his art.
” I have never had the sense that doing anything other than making art was a serious option for me. Making cool stuff that I enjoy looking at has been my primary objective for as long as I can remember. Luckily some other people seem to enjoy looking at it too.”
Sandro Kopp is happily together with Tilda Swinton. The pair first met in 2004 during the shooting of, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The pair began dating soon after and by 2005 were living together in Nairn. The pair have no children of their own and are living together in Nairn, overlooking the Moray Firth in the Highland region of Scotland. Despite Swinton’s ever-busy schedule as an actress, Kopp doesn’t mind it much.
“She’s just my woman. The fact that she’s pretending to be someone else doesn’t affect the way I feel about her at all. It’s all dressing up and pretending. It’s very easy for me to have a laugh with her between takes.”
February 14, 1978
Tilda Swinton (2004–present)
The Learning Connexion
6 ft 2inches (1.91 m)
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How old is Sandro Kopp?
Sandro Kopp was born on February 14, 1978, under the zodiac sign Aquarius. As of 2021, Sandro is 43 years old.
What is Sandro Kopp net worth?
Sandro Kopp has an estimated net worth of USD 1.5 million with his major source of income coming from his work as a visual artist.
What is Sandro Kopp Height?
Sandro Kopp has an above-average American height standing at 6 ft. 2 inches (1.91 in meter).