The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents the work of David Hockney (b. 1937), one of Britain’s most important contemporary artists. His exhibitions are always major attractions, and he recently replaced Jeff Koons as the most expensive living artist. But what accounts for the Hockney phenomenon? What themes have inspired the painter throughout his career? This exhibition will survey Hockney’s diverse body of work as a painter, draughtsman and graphic artist, investigating a central aspect that runs through his entire oeuvre: his constant exploration of the boundaries of perception and the representation of reality. The show will trace an arc from Hockney’s early days as an artist in the 1960s when he rebelled against the dominance of abstract painting, through his now-iconic works of Southern California, to his departure from one-point perspective and reinvention of Cubist space in the 1980s and 90s that continue to absorb him today.
The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with Tate, London.