Twelve Fifteen by David Hockney

Abstractions David Hockney

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One of the lesser known parts of Hockney’s oeuvres, his series of abstract prints nonetheless offer a fascinating insight into his influences and unique way of seeing the world. Many of these works date from the ’90s when the artist was exploring more abstract compositions in bright, often clashing, colours. This style can also be found in the series entitled Some New Prints which originated from his Some Very New Paintings series of 1992. Here his colourful compositions recall those of modernists such as Sonia Delaunay as well as his contemporary Howard Hodgkin. The works in this series are often compared to the sets he made for operas and the artist himself has confirmed the link, stating, “I started the group called Some Very New Paintings in 1992 after I had finished my set designs for Die Frau Ohne Schatten. These started simply and grew more and more complex. I soon realized that what I was doing was making internal landscapes, using different marks and textures to create space, so that the viewer wanders around.”

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