Julian Hooper

Twenty-nine

Twenty-nine by Julian Hooper

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Twenty-nine

"This is the first of several number portraits I have made. It is both silly and sophisticated, and plays with representation on different levels. There is something very objective about constructing a portrait using numbers, but it is intuitive as well. It is interesting that mathematical symbols can be arranged to portray not just a figure, but personality and demeanor as well. We tend to think of numbers and faces as very different things, but numbers are also very human. They are one of the ways in which we understand the world."

Julian Hooper to Ron Brownson, 30 October 2019

Title
Twenty-nine
Artist/creator
Production date
2017
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
380 x 310 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/31/5
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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