IMAGES COURTESY OF 圖片提供：DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY 達利奇畫廊
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.
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。
展覽場地：DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY 達利奇畫廊
展覽時間：5.2.2014 – 11.5.2014