David Hockney “The Yosemite Suite”

Nishimura Gallery

poster for David Hockney “The Yosemite Suite”
[image: ©David Hockney]

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During visits to Yosemite National Park, California in 2010 and 2011, Hockney made the series of iPad drawings titled “The Yosemite Suite” using the touch screen as canvas with the “Brushes” app. The multi-layered colors and lines on the drawings convey us what the artist saw and felt in the beautiful scenery; the grand mountains embracing the nature, the density of deep and rich forests, the subtle changes of lights, the bustle of tourists and so on. Well-known spots like Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan and Half Dome in America’s most famous national park were also depicted through the artist’s eyes.In the contemporary art world, Hockney is one of the most influential artists who have broken and updated the conception of art. Completely new styles of paintings were created by his superior descriptive power during his over 50 years career. He also created various works using new technologies by the way nobody imagined before. His series of multi-layered photographic collages came from his question why a sheet of photograph cannot be enough to be seen for a long time. In his color copy prints (Home Made Prints), he regards the copying machine as a camera that confined itself to flat surface and toners as a new kind of inks. Fax drawings were exhibited by those who received Hockney’s drawings by FAX from the artist, just on time when they received them. The photographs taken with 10 x 8 camera were printed by inkjet printer which can process enormous data. And, he draws with iPhone and iPad in recent years. These kinds of works had never existed in art history until he created. This exhibition will show that he creates innovative works spontaneously even though he is 79 years old now.

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from October 01, 2016 to November 12, 2016

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David Hockney

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