Absent Minded Professor

Absent Minded Professor

  • Artist

    Julian Hooper

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    acrylic on canvas

  • Size

    605 x 455 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    14 Jun 2019

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    Absent-minded professor
    "Colour travels around the head of the professor like thoughts through neuro-pathways. My father was a professor, and to me this painting feels like him. I once mocked him for being lost in his own thoughts, and he replied, “Do not laugh at your father. I am not your past, I am you future.”
    Julian Hooper to Ron Brownson
    30 October 2019

Exhibition history