• Artist

    Julian Hooper

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    acrylic on canvas

  • Size

    300 x 350 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    02 Nov 2017

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    “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