1971 is a Gibraltarian contemporary artist. Hook was born in Gibraltar in 1971. He studied illustration at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, and then worked as a part-time lecturer at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2014 he won the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year contest with a portrait of Alan Cumming. The painting was later chosen by John Leighton, director of the National Galleries of Scotland, as one of the best 100 paintings in its collection.Hook has also painted Kristin Scott Thomas and Ian McKellen. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar in 2017. In 2018, Hook released his Far East series, a collection of large-scale oil paintings inspired by his travels around Japan, focusing mainly on the ancient traditions of calligraphy and'Chi'.
Hook was the keynote speaker at Althorp Literary Festival 2018. His work is collected all over the world and has had a meteoric rise under Clarendon's wing since he was discovered in 2013. About this pivotal piece of original Artwork.
La Barberia de Antonio II, was produced in 2016 as part of the Christian Hooks highly celebrated Fragmented Memories series. In a 2016 interview, Christian recalls the inspiration behind these early works: When we think back over our lives we remember a fraction of them. An occasional incident will be remembered in detail, some recalled as scraps or impressions, much is forgotten. Some people will be clear in our minds while others will simply be half remembered encounters. We revisit our memories constantly, and sometimes recreate them, but we must accept that there will always be gaps; our memories.For Christian, La Barberia is a deeply personal work, It depicts multiple scenes from a barber shop he spent some of his youth exploring. Through this dynamic work, Christian's debt to cubist thought becomes clear.
Painted using multiple perspectives, the piece depicts multiple and fragmented viewpoints to explore the boundaries of abstraction and figuration, lending the work a unique sense of energy. La Barberia is painted onto five separate panels of'Mylar paper', a stretched, transparent polyester film that allows the artist to paint on both the face and the reverse of the sheet simultaneously. The extreme width at 71 inches acts as a roll of film and lends itself to a dynamic, flowing, living piece of art accentuating Christian's style of capturing movement that is a hallmark of all his works, though in this case it is capturing fragmented childhood memories.
This original piece of art can be viewed in central London with prior agreement. The item "Original Oil of La Barberia de Antonio II by Sky Winner CHRISTIAN HOOK" is in sale since Monday, January 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "polkadototter" and is located in Maidenhead. This item can be shipped worldwide.