David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)

David Hockney,Lightroom

Using large-scale projection in a remarkable new space, David Hockney takes us on a personal journey through sixty years of his art. Lightroom’s vast walls and revolutionary sound system enable us to experience the world through Hockney’s eyes. His lifelong fascination with the possibilities of new media is given vibrant expression in a show that invites us to look more closely, more truly and joyously.

In a cycle of six themed chapters, with a specially composed score by Nico Muhly and a commentary by the artist himself, Hockney reveals his process to us. His voice is in our ears as we watch him experimenting with perspective, using photography as a way of ‘drawing with a camera’, capturing the passing of time in his polaroid collages and the joy of spring on his iPad, and showing us why only paint can properly convey the hugeness of the Grand Canyon. We join him on his audio-visual Wagner Drive, roaring up into the San Gabriel Mountains and into the opera house by means of animated re-creations of his stage designs.

From LA to Yorkshire, and up to the present day in Normandy, the show is an unprecedented opportunity to spend time in the presence of one of the great popular geniuses of the art world, still innovating, still creating beauty and awe.

Duration 22 February 2023 - 03 December 2023
Times Mon – Wed: 9:45 – 21:00 (first show entry at 10.00) Thu – Sat: 9:45 – 22:30 (first show entry at 10.00) Sun: 9:45 – 18:00 (first show entry at 10.00)
Cost Advanced booking essential - Adults from £25 Students & Under 18s from £15
Venue Lightroom
Address 12 Lewis Cubitt Square London N1C 4DY, ,
Contact 0300 303 4216 / contact@lightroom.uk / www.lightroom.uk/