‘Nighthawks Diner, Homage to Edward Hopper’, Aluminum Dye Sublimation, 80 X 120 cm (32 X 48 inches), 2019.Edward Hopper, a... Read More
‘Nighthawks Diner, Homage to
Edward Hopper’, Aluminum Dye Sublimation, 80 X 120 cm (32 X 48 inches), 2019.
Edward Hopper, a renowned 20th
century American painter, has always been a great inspiration for me. His works
frequently reflected his view of the contemporary loneliness and indifference
life, prevailing in both urban and rural America.
'Nighthawks', painted in 1942, is
probably one of his best-known artworks. It shows an all-night diner with a
bartender serving three customers sitting at the counter. The painting is
characterized by the green, yellow and red/brown electric lights which set the
diner apart from the dark night outside, enhancing the mood and subtle emotion.
'Nighthawks Diner, Homage to
Edward Hopper' with its glowing neon sign, humbly tries to somewhat promote Hopper’s
gloomy 'Nighthawks' diner, employing the basic colors of the painting, yet
preserving the somber and alienating atmosphere of the diner.