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Biography

 

One of the most important artists to emerge in Britain in the 1960s, David Hockney first gained attention while he was a student at the Royal College of Art in London. Along with Allan Jones, RB Kitaj and other current and former RCA students, Hockney was featured in the 1961 edition of the annual Young Contemporaries exhibition, held at Whitechapel Art Gallery, which heralded the arrival of the new Pop aesthetic in the UK.

 

In 1964 Hockney moved to from London to Los Angeles, where he started painting scenes of Southern California life – rolling hills, swimming pools and modernist architecture – that were often infused with homoerotic themes. Hockney has also focused on the landscape, either in paintings or the collages made with Polaroid and 35 mm-color prints of the 1980s to mural-scaled horizontal format landscapes and stage sets. Hockney has continued to investigate the relationship between perception and space as well as technology, in a series of iPad drawings.

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