David Hockney: 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures

David Hockney,Annely Juda

Annely Juda Fine Art presents David Hockney: 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures. This global exhibition will be jointly presented this autumn and winter across five galleries and five cities: Annely Juda Fine Art in London; Galerie Lelong & Co. in Paris; GRAY in Chicago; L.A. Louver in Los Angeles; and Pace in New York.

20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures presents works created by Hockney in 2021, expanding on a series of iPad paintings in 2020 while quarantining at his studio and residence in Normandy, France. Inspired by his daily observations, Hockney devoted himself to the iPad, a medium of unique immediacy that allowed him to be prolific in his depictions of his home, the changing seasons, and the surrounding countryside.

Of his iPad paintings, each gallery will present two distinct series of editioned and signed inkjet prints: five landscapes, twenty floral still lifes, and a composite piece of three iPad paintings, depicting a Gladioli. These two series reveal the presence of Hockney’s hand as well as his deliberate technique for drafting larger-than-life compositions on the iPad. While Hockney’s flowers capture the fleeting stillness of his subjects, his immersive landscapes establish the vastness of his rural surroundings. Whether bound to a single moment in time or created from multiple planes of vision, Hockney’s distinctive sense of time and space draws from art historical examples ranging from the Bayeux Tapestry and seventeenth-century Chinese scrolls to the still lifes of Henri Matisse.

A cornerstone of the series, Hockney’s landscapes call upon his observations of the changing of seasons.  In each of his gridded picture planes, Hockney reimagines the Normandy countryside with bright colours, abstracted forms, and impossible angles of otherwise traditional outdoor scenes. Placing his focus on themes of renewal and rebirth, the resulting body of work reflects the pastoral nostalgia and beauty of the natural world.

The full dates of the exhibitions are as follows:
Annely Juda Fine Art, London, November 3 – December 23, 2022

Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, November 3 – December 22, 2022

GRAY, Chicago, November 4 – December 23, 2022

L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, November 16, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Pace, New York, January 12 – February 25, 2023

Duration 03 November 2022 - 23 December 2022
Times Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Cost Free
Venue Annely Juda Fine Art
Address 4th Floor 23 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AW
Contact / ajfa@annelyjudafineart.co.uk / www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk