Julian Hooper: Lazy Racer - Art Collector

Julian Hooper, Sweeper, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 71cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney

Lazy Racer is an exhibition of highly individual images. Hooper builds his images on chance-based drawing systems. A rigorous editing process of overpainting, erasure and addition, brings together various signs and configurations into precise visual relationships. Each painting is worked until it develops an internal logic and possesses its own formal complexity. The experience for the viewer is as uncharted as Hooper’s approach. We roam through his amalgam of sources and freely speculate. Hooper steers a course that passes close to contemporary abstraction, traditional painting territories, endgame whirlpools and personal recollection, to discover images that are new and surprising.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 9 March 2016
Exhibition closes: 2 April 2016
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley St Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: 02 9380 9909
Email: info@gallery9.com.au
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