The work of David Hockney, friend to Andy Warhol and considered the most famous British painter, continues to roll with the times of iPhones and iPads.
The 76-year-old artist has evolved the techniques he uses to to create timeless pieces, applying developing technologies available to contemporary artists.
Born in Bradford, England, Hockney also holds residences in Los Angeles, adding to his ability to capture a variety of landscapes and lifestyles particular to each city and translatable across the world of art.
Gay Star Travel suggests checking out his last three exhibitions of 2013, taking place on the west and east coast of the US, and one close to his hometown in Bradford in northern England.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is showing Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos until 26 January. The films are taken from eighteen cameras that were fixed to Hockney’s car as he cruised through his native Yorkshire.
The video feeds are then combined on a multi-grid screen Hockney said ‘force the eye to scan, and it is impossible to see everything at once… [It] gives back the choice to the viewer, and hence…brings about possibilities for new narratives’.
Running until 20 January 2014, Hockney’s exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco is an exclusive collection assembled just for de Young.
Titled David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, the show focuses on Hockney’s most work including paintings, Photoshop portraits and digital films that capture his vision of England, California Iceland and Norway.
Near his home town of Bradford, the Salts Mill in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK will be showing Hockney’s Yorkshire landscapes and recent portraits of family and friends.
The Salts Mills is also showing Hockney’s recent works on iPhone and iPad, which can’t be done anywhere else in the UK.
The show is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30am to 4pm, and the admission is free.
For more information on upcoming exhibitions, visit the David Hockney website.