David Hockney, Printmaker
大衛·霍克尼版畫展


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Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of David Hockney’s first print, Dulwich Picture Gallery presents a major exhibition celebrating the artist’s long and diverse career as printmaker.

David Hockney, Britain’s best known and arguably best loved artists, is also one of our most talented printmakers. Showcasing over 100 works between 1954 and his more recent work with computers in 2009. Hockney, Printmaker is looking beneath the highly engaging surface of his graphic work to reveal the thought and expertise that underlies it. Grouped by theme and technique in a series of displays, the exhibition will give an instructive and entertaining overview of the artist’s career and reveal aspects that some observers might not be familiar with, such as the importance of poetry and classical literary sources as a basis of many of his projects, and his extensive knowledge of the work of fellow printmakers throughout the ages.

Hockney’s dislike of repetition and routine explains the enormous diversity of his output as a printmaker. However, throughout his career he remained faithful to the two main printmaking techniques of etching and lithography. In retrospect we can see that the 60s and 90s were dominated by his work in etching, whilst the 70s and 80s were largely given over to lithography. Working closely with master printers such as Maurice Payne, Aldo Crommelynck and Kenneth Tyler he learned an enormous amount about the craft of printmaking. These skills he put to use constantly striving for new effects and new modes of expression.
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在大衛·霍克尼第一張版畫作品誕生60週年之際,達利奇畫廊舉辦了霍克尼版畫作品的專題展覽,來慶祝這位藝術家在版畫藝術方面不懈的創作和豐富的藝術生涯。

大衛·霍克尼是英國最為知名且最受喜愛的藝術家,同時也是公認的最有才華的版畫家之一。此次展覽精選了藝術家從1954到2009年以來創作的超過100件版畫作品。《大衛·霍克尼版畫展》揭示了在其充滿魅力和引人入勝的平面作品表像之下所蘊藏的思考和版畫技巧。整個展覽按照不同的創作主題和不同的製作方法來劃分,而且此展給了霍克尼藝術生涯以更具啓發性和娛樂性的闡釋,這樣的策展角度也是與以往對霍克尼的解讀有很大的不同,比如展覽展示了詩歌和古典文學對他創作的影響,以及多年來他與其他版畫家之間的互動交流。

霍克尼極為痛恨重複和墨守陳規,所以他的版畫作品具有極其豐富的多樣性。然而,貫穿他整個藝術生涯,他一直鍾情于使用蝕刻和膠印這兩種版畫技巧,上世紀60年代和90年代,霍克尼以蝕刻版畫作品為主,而70、80年代他開始大範圍的使用膠印技術。霍克尼與其他版畫大師比如莫里斯·佩恩(Maurice Payne)、奧爾多·科目里尼克(Aldo Crommelynck)和肯尼斯·泰勒(Kenneth Tyler)等人進行密切的合作,并學習到了大量的版畫製作工藝,他將所學到的技巧都投入到對新的藝術效果和表達方式的不斷的探索中。

 

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展覽場地:DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY 達利奇畫廊
展覽時間:5.2.2014 – 11.5.2014
更多信息:www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk