David Hockney. Digital Drawings

26 Jan — 25 Mar 2017 at the Annely Juda Fine Art in London, United Kingdom

David Hockney. Digital Drawings, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art
David Hockney. Digital Drawings, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art
17 FEB 2017

David Hockney has always vigorously embraced new technologies, whether it be the use of polaroid photography, the fax machine, photoshop, digital film or – more recently – the iPad.

Using the ‘Brushes’ app on the iPad, Hockney enjoys the freedom of drawing ‘en plein air’ and the ability to go back to various ‘layers’ of his drawing process. Landscape scenes depict the changing seasons in Woldgate Woods in Hockney’s native Yorkshire or the dramatic landscape of Yosemite National Park, California.

Meanwhile, Hockney’s Painting and Photography series use a mixture of photography, painting and photoshop and feature interior scenes and portraits in Hockney’s Los Angeles studio, further exploring Hockney’s career-long exploration of the illusion of space and what he calls "the tyranny of one-point perspective”.