Julian Hooper – Vlad 13.
Julian Hooper, Vlad 13, 2015-18. Acrylic on Linen, 720x560mm, 2018. Shipping by arrangement.
‘Vlad 13 is a work I have been evolving since 2015. The context of a group show at Bergman Gallery has provided a new idea for the work – the introduction of black pearls to Vlad’s eyes and headpiece. A friend of mine is a pearl diver in Manihiki, and he gave my wife some black pearls several years ago.’ Julian Hooper.