2023.11.01 - 2024.05.31
David Hockney: Bigger
& Closer (not smaller &
further away)
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Info (02)
Exhibition Dates November 1st(Wed) 2023 - May 31st(Fri) 2024
Location Lightroom Seoul
Hockney's 60 years of artistic journey Taking place in Seoul, <David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)> is an exhibition exploring the art world of David Hockney. This exhibition is an immersive art experience that brings together Hockney's 60 years of artistic journey, incorporating painting, photography, audio visuals, and more. Hockney himself was directly involved in curating the exhibition, collaborating with a production team for three years to create a sensory experience that encompasses his entire body of work. The artist personally narrated the exhibition, explaining his creative process and intentions for the visitors to get a better understanding of his artistic perspective and details throughout the viewing.

With a three-dimensional space enhanced by diverse music, lighting, and moving images, the exhibition offers a new experience that is rarely encountered in traditional galleries or museums. Particularly noteworthy is the large screen within the exhibition hall, where visitors can observe David Hockney drawing on an iPad to witness the birth of his artwork right behind the master himself.

David Hockney, who has spent over half a century experimenting with various mediums, including Polaroids and iPads, has described this exhibition as an "extension of my consistent career."We invite you to explore the art world of David Hockney on a whole new scale, extending beyond canvases and iPads.
David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) Exhibition in Lightroom, Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, photo by John Sturrock
David Hockney Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) Photo by Justin Sutcliffe
David Hockney Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) Photo by Justin Sutcliffe
David Hockney David Hockney, a British artist and an icon of modern and contemporary art, was born in Bradford, England, in 1937. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, he began to gain recognition in the 1960s, primarily through numerous portraits, still life paintings, and depictions of swimming pools.

Hockney not only worked in painting but also explored various genres such as photography, printmaking, illustration, and stage design. His artistic approach was not limited to a single medium, and he constantly embraced new technologies and digital media to embrace a wide range of the artistic practice. Particularly notable is his adoption of the iPad as a tool for drawing, which he began in 2010. In a solo exhibition held at the Royal Academy in London in May 2021, he showcased 116 artworks created on an iPad.In 2018, his painting <Portrait of an Artist>(1972) was sold at Christie's New York for approximately 77,000,000 USD, earning him the title of "the most expensive living artist.”