Julian Hooper

Neo

Neo by Julian Hooper

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“I work on loose canvas. It feels more casual that working on pre-stretched rectangles, and I find a quickness and freedom in this way. The canvas and the shiny black paint that I use also relate to Ngatu and Tapa painting. The cloth pages pile up in the studio, and I rework motifs over and over. I was trying to make a face with a single line, and Neo came at the end of a long sequence of unsuccessful attempts. The title refers to the single line, and to the main character in the movie The Matrix. I had finally found The One.”

Julian Hooper to Ron Brownson, 30 October 2019

Title
Neo
Artist/creator
Production date
2017
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
300 x 350 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/31/3
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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