Mark Strand | New York Review of Books | 25th June 2015
The paintings of Edward Hopper – one of America’s most original twentieth century artists – really grab our attention. The human figures are detached and unavailable, placed in scenes without any clear narrative. What’s going on, we wonder. This writer suggests something more that makes Hopper’s vacant paintings so arresting, an expression presumably of the introverted artist’s own interior – hidden emotional weight.