David Hockney is one of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists. His works are now being exhibited more widely than ever before in Finland.
David Hockney (b. 1937, England) is one the most important names in contemporary art. Water themes, portraits, and landscapes that play with perspectives have made him one of the most recognisable artists of our time. Kunsthalle Helsinki is exhibiting a wide array of Hockney’s works as a part of the Helsinki Festival programme.
Hockney has constantly reinvented his artistic expression yet his work over the decades has been characterised by a distinct personal touch: loved ones, meaningful places, and examining one’s own past have all played an important role in the British artist’s life work.
Kunsthalle Helsinki’s exhibition showcases Hockney’s central themes through a variety of interpretations: watercolours, lithographs, drawings, paintings, and works produced on an iPad. The exhibition includes works from 50 years, from the classic early career painting We Two Boys Together Clinging (1961) which depicts a male couple, to the iPad paintings (2011) depicting the arrival of spring in the English countryside.