David Hockney is one of the world’s most influential and popular artists. He was born in Bradford, UK in 1937 and attended Bradford School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, before going on to make some of the best-known images of the last 60 years. Since his first retrospective exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1970 when he was only 33, Hockney has continued to attract widespread critical and public attention.
Drawing on many different sources including popular imagery and the works of old and modern masters, Hockney’s subject matter concerns the traditional themes of art – still life, portrait and landscape – and his principal obsession about representation and perspective. He has been consistently innovative and adventurous in questioning how we look at the world and depict it in two dimensions and has demonstrated a range of possibilities in his work, not only within the traditional areas of painting, printmaking and drawing but his more recent use of photography and digital technologies.
Spanning his career from the mid 1950s to the present, this is Hockney’s first survey exhibition in South Korea. Drawn primarily from Tate’s collection in the UK as well as other international loans, it follows Hockney’s remarkable journey through the myriad ways he has interrogated the nature of looking and representation from his days as a promising student to his place as one of the finest artists working today.
Ticket information : 1899-0042
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Exhibition information : ARS 1833-8035
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