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Self-Portrait III, 20 March 2012


Self-Portrait III, 20 March 2012


David Hockney

Mixed media

94 x 71 cm

Drawings on iPad printed on paper 

Hockney began to work with the iPhone in 2008, when he discovered various apps, such as Brushes, allowing him to produce an extraordinarily wide range of artworks. Since, he created hundreds of images, including self-portraits, landscapes, and still life, but it is with his dazzling representations of cut flowers and plants, the theme of the exhibition, that he fully explored the technical potential of the media. In 2010, he unveiled some works he created using the iPhone and iPad at the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint-Laurent in Paris; he also pointed out the possibility of using these softwares to rebroadcast the creative process, saying: “The only thing like this before was Picasso drawing on glass for a film.”

David Hockney
Born in 1937
Born in 1937 in Bradford, United Kingdom, David Hockney is a portrait and landscape painter, a cartoonist, an engraver, a decorator, a photographer, and a theoretician of British art. 

He studied at the Royal College of Art in London, where he met Allen Jones and Patrick Caulfield before graduating in 1962. He then started a career as a painter and made a first trip to Egypt as a newspaper cartoonist for the Sunday Times. In 1974, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris organised the first retrospective of his work. In 1999, the Centre Georges Pompidou held a retrospective of his work on landscapes entitled “SPACE/LANDSCAPE.” It showed the questions asked and the answers given by David Hockney regarding the representation of landscapes using other methods than linear perspective since the 1960s. 
After spending ten years in England, David Hockney came back in 2014 in California to settled down in Los Angeles where he lives and works since then. 

More recently, in 2017, the Centre Pompidou held yet another retrospective retracing his lifetime’s work. 

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