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When Modern Technology Meets Hockney - VALIZ Magazine

When Modern Technology Meets Hockney

The Yosemite Suite, is a series of iPad drawings by David Hockney, and an engagement with landscape conveying the grandeur of the California setting.

Well-known spots including Bridlaveil Fall, the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome and the Ahwahnee Hotel appear in works that retain his distinctive use of line and bold colour.

The series consists of twenty-four images at 94 x 71 cm along with five very large prints mounted on Dibond at 235 x 178 cm.

Hockney has, for many years, been responding to new technological possibilities, whether it be the use of Polaroid photography, the fax machine, photoshop or more recently the iPad.

He has embraced the iPad as artistic medium wholeheartedly, likening contemporary artists’ use of technology to the Renaissance Masters’ use of mirrors or the influence of the photograph on the evolution of painting.

Using the Brushes app, Hockney enjoys the freedom of drawing en plein air and the ability to go back to various layers of his drawing process.

Hockney has been the subject of countless solo exhibitions worldwide and a major retrospective at Tate Britain, London, Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2017-18)


David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — Friday, August 19, 2016

Annely Juda Fine Art
23 Dering Street
London, W1S 1AW, United Kingdom


David Juda
+44 20 7629 7578

David Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937. He graduated from the Bradford School of Art in 1957 and studied at the Royal College of Art from 1959–62. While there he met RB Kitaj and became instrumental in the founding of the British Pop Art movement. Hockney settled in Los Angeles in 1978.

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