London, Annely Juda Fine Art

British artist David Hockney achieved success in the 1970s as the “painter laureate of Southern California,” painting an alluring, vibrant picture of America’s West Coast and establishing himself as one of the most interesting and important painters in contemporary art.

Throughout his career, Hockney has responded to technology and the possibilities it offers, most notably Polaroid photography as well as faxed and photocopied images. His latest exploration sees the artist experimenting with computer technology and graphics programs, namely Photoshop and Graphics Tablet. The artist admits that only very recently has he found software advanced enough to equal the speed and deftness of the artist’s hand.

Drawing in a Printing Machine showcases 10 landscapes and 18 portraits, inspired by Hockney’s Yorkshire roots, all drawn using this new technique. Large-scale tableaux – some measuring more than two meters wide – magnify each minute detail, showing the accuracy and fluidity of each stroke as clearly as on a traditional canvas, if not more.

The exhibition runs almost concurrently with Museum Würth’s exhibition, entitled Just Nature, featuring more than 70 of Hockney’s new Yorkshire landscape works.

May 1 through July 11, 2009
23 Dering Street
London, W1S 1AW
T. +44 (0)20 7629 7578

Just Nature
April 27, 2009 through September 27, 2009
Kunsthalle Würth
Lange Straße 35
74523 Schwäbisch Hall
T. +49 791 94-6720