David Hockney on a personal virtual journey through 60 years

David Hockney Bigger and Closer

About David Hockney: Bigger & Closer

The variation about this new exhibition is it is made up of no drawings or paintings and nevertheless it is all about drawing and portray and the processes Hockney uses and has made use of to create his art.

Using massive-scale projection in a remarkable new place, David Hockney takes us on a particular journey by sixty many years of his artwork.
Lightroom’s wide walls and innovative seem procedure help us to expertise the world through Hockney’s eyes.
His life-very long fascination with the opportunities of new media is provided vivid expression in a display that invitations us to glimpse far more carefully, extra really and extra joyously.

It options:

  • the generation of a digital truth employing immersive audio and visual procedures to guidebook readers into Hockney’s globe
  • a commentary by Hockney
  • a specially composed score by American composer Nico Muhly
  • six themed chapters

“I’m commonly drawing or painting, it is all I want to do now”

There are 6 principal topics which are examined in this exhibition / experience which reflect his a lot of and many passions and initiatives in excess of the past 60 decades or far more.

  • how he experiments with viewpoint
  • how he employs images as a way of ‘drawing with a camera’
  • how he information the passing of time using:
    • polaroid collages of expending time with men and women and 
    • the pleasure of spring (on his iPad) in the Yorkshire Wolds
  • why paint is the only medium to correctly express the hugeness of the Grand Canyon
  • driving up his audio-visual Wagner Push into the San Gabriel Mountains
  • an opera which includes animated re-creations of his phase layouts

See an job interview with David Hockney about this exhibition on the BBC web site.

The BBC’s Katie Razzall spoke with the 85-12 months-previous as he put the finishing touches to his show at its new location, Lightroom, in London’s Kings Cross.

There is a huge crew which has been doing the job on this three year project – and you can uncover the credits on the webpage.

Exhibition facts

  • Web site: https://lightroom.uk/whats-on/david-hockney/
  • Dates: 25 January – 23 April 2023
  • Location: The Lightroom, 12 Lewis Cubitt Square, London, N1C 4DY (this is an 8 moment walk from Kings Cross and London St Pancras stations)
  • Tickets: £25 during the day far more pricey in the evening
    • discounts for groups
    • can be booked in progress – and some dates and occasions previously have small availability (for those who like to have observed the “have to see” clearly show right before everybody else)
    • pre-booked tickets can be exchanged for a different time slot of a various day or a credit score take note

About The Lightroom

Lightroom is found in King’s Cross on Lewis Cubitt Sq., adjacent to Coal Drops Property and Central St Martin’s. It was made by Haworth Tompkins as a sister space to the award-successful Bridge Theatre. Alongside with a generous Lobby and gift shop, the house also incorporates a bar and seating location operate by St John.

Lightroom is

  • a joint enterprise amongst 59 Productions and London Theatre Corporation.
  • backed by a team of traders led by Danny Cohen, President of Obtain Enjoyment, and Mike Sherwood, previous CEO of Goldman Sachs Intercontinental.
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