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David Hockney

"The artist must remain open-minded to all new forms of knowledge and perception."

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Born in Bradford, England in 1937, David Hockney studies at Bradford College of Art from 1953-1957, then at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959-1962. From the beginning of the 60s, Hockney mixes abstract art, figuration and Pop art in his work. His first solo exhibition is organized in London in 1962. His paintings are inspired by the world of popular consummation and personage.
He moves to the Los Angeles in 1963. He becomes aware of his homosexual desires and assumes them. In 1963 his works become more personal, more automous and autobiographic; he paints self portraits, interiors scenes, boys in the shower, swimming and on vacation. His art expresses a refusal of realistic representation by means of using an acidic treatment of the paint and by scattering the canvas with specific details. The artist adds tint to a thin layer of paint to give an impression similar to photography.
Towards the end of the 70s, Hockney redevelops collage and engraving with the aid of new techniques (encorporating polaroid photography, fractal lithographs, photocopies, faxed images, etc.). In the 80s, David Hockney is inspired by ancient and modern methods, painting portraits and self portraits, working on perspective and multiple view points. Hockneys panoramic landscapes are superimposed in an unique image of several dozen photographs taken from different angles. Space takes precedence in his work.
David Hockney is considered as one of the eminent painters of the 20th century. He lives and works in Hollywood in the United States.

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Some were created in lithographic technic, most are simple offset reproductions. They are many those who like collecting these rectangles of paper, monochrome or in games of colours, in matt paper or brilliant, with many words or almost dumb.

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Bibliographic track and more

To read about the artist :
  • Printmaking and Technique , C. Hartley, in Print Quaterly, vol. 5 n3, 1988
  • David Hockney , K. Silver, Rizzoli International Publications, New Ork, 1994
  • David Hockney , Marco Livingstone, Ed. Thames et Hudson, 1999
  • David Hockney , Cat., Ed. Galerie Lelong, 2001
  • David Hockney , Peter Adam, Absolute Press, Bath (U.K.), 2003
  • David Hockney, A Bigger Book, Ed. Taschen, 2016
  • Une Histoires des images. De la grotte ..., M. Gayford, Solar Ed., 2017
  • David Hockney, collectif, dir. D. Ottinger, Ed. du Centre Pompidou, 2017
  • David Hockney l'atelier, Jean Frmon, Ed. L'choppe, 2017
  • David Hockney, coll., in revue Connaissance des Arts, hors-srie, juin 2017
To read from the artist :
  • Ma faon de voir , Ed. Thames et Hudson, 1995
  • Une ducation artistique, Ed. Galerie Lelong, Paris, 1999
Website :
davidhockney.online.fr

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Art movements

+ POP'ART / 1955-1970 / Pauline Boty, Sigmar Polke, Romero Britto, Tom Wesselmann, etc.
All art movements

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