DAVID·HOCKNEY(born in Bradford, England in 1937) is undoubtedly one of the most influential masters in the international painting circle today, and is known as the "most famous British living painter". He created the most recognizable vivid images in nearly half a century. His artistic career spans many fields, including from collage photography to opera stage design, from making paintings with fax machines, to in-depth study of how classical masters in art history use optical instruments to create. And his works also include almost all the media that can be used, including oil paintings, watercolors, photography, and prints. He has always used the most cutting-edge technology of the times to participate in creation, including fax machines, laser photocopiers, computers, and used in recent years. Video, iPhone, iPad and other devices.
Hockney received the Gold Medal from the Royal Academy of Art in 1962. He held his first solo exhibition in the UK when he was 26 years old, and since then he has held nearly 400 solo exhibitions around the world, gaining a high reputation. In 1964, Hockney moved to Los Angeles, where he was inspired to create a series of paintings of swimming pools using relatively new acrylic materials and bright colors. From the late 1960s to the 1970s, the artist traveled back and forth between Los Angeles, London and Paris. In 1974, he and Gregory Evans (Gregory Evans) began a 10-year personal relationship. In 1976, Evans moved to the United States with him. Until 2019, Evans was still his business partner. In 1978, he rented a house in Hollywood Hills, and later bought and expanded his studio. He also owns a 1,643 square foot beach villa at 21039 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, which was sold in 1999 for approximately $1.5 million.
In the artistic career of this important and prestigious master of art, his works spanned a variety of media, from paintings to unique photo collages, from video installations to opera stage design. The unique perspective subverted the perception of Western painting. In recent years, Hockney owned the first iPad when he was 73 years old. He challenged the forefront of technology with art and used the iPad to create creations, subverting the habitual expression of brush strokes and lines. Hockney's source of inspiration is particularly rich, involving not only popular visual elements, but also masterpieces of classical and modern art masters. Relying on traditional themes such as still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, Hockney continues to exert his incessant creativity and adventurous spirit, thinking and questioning the way we view the world, and expressing it on two-dimensional images.
Before becoming an epoch-making artist, Hockney found a way to reintegrate personal themes into his work. This concept first appeared in his work when he just graduated, David began to try to copy fragments of poems and put them on canvas. This not only creates a specific personal identity through the combination of words and images, but also encourages a careful examination of the surface of the painting. These concepts eventually led Hockney to create a series of famous paintings on gay love in 1960/61. The next creative step in Hockney's career occurred after he had lived in California for many years, which inspired and inspired him to create a series of paintings depicting swimming pools in a highly realistic style, focusing on the use of bright colors. This radical change in David's style is one of the rare examples of changing a person's artistic foundation, because he suddenly focused on depicting young men in sports, swimming pools, palm trees and eternal sunshine.
Weatherford rooted abstract painting in subjective experience, trying to capture the internal dynamics of light, color and form with pictures.