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Highlight #15: Splendid color and touch

The encounter of exhibitions in France, Netherlands, Greece and UK

<Girl Escaping> 1968 Painted bronze ⓒ Maeght Fondation, Saint-Paul de Vence(France) Photo: Claude Germain

France, Paris <DAVID HOCKNEY_THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING IN WOLDGATE>

21 May ~ 24 July 2015_Galerie Lelong

David Hockney's iPad paintings will be showcased for the first time in Paris. Hockney is a painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer. Someone who is willing to try anything, he is not afraid to explore new media. With the advancement of technology, he has taken an interest in drawing with electronic devices. Using iPhones and iPads, he captures the essence of art and technology simultaneously.

This exhibition presents Hockney's iPad drawings of the Yorkshire landscape created from 2014 to 2015. The artist uses applications to create the paintings, selecting e-brushes and color tools to paint beautiful spring landscapes. The vibrant colors and various textures add warmth to his works, and allow viewers to feel the spring vibe. Hockney says, "I enjoy drawing very freely and fast with color." Digital painting allows him to share his thoughts and works easily and conveniently with his friends. While swapping brushes and changing color palettes take time, digital painting eliminates these processes a single click. It speeds up the working process and enables the artist to complete more works in a shorter amount of time. Discover Hockney's most recent and inspiring works of art.

  • <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011>

    2011 iPad drawing printed on paper 140×105cm Edition of 25 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

    <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011> 2011 iPad drawing printed on paper 140×105cm Edition of 25 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
  • <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011>

    2011 iPad drawing printed on paper 140×105cm Edition of 25 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

    <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011> 2011 iPad drawing printed on paper 140×105cm Edition of 25 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
  • <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011>

    2011 iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper(118×89cm each) mounted on four sheets of dibond 236×178cm Edition of 10 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

    <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011> 2011 iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper(118×89cm each) mounted on four sheets of dibond 236×178cm Edition of 10 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
  • <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011>

    2011 iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper(118×89cm each) mounted on four sheets of dibond 236×178 cm Edition of 10 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

    <The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011> 2011 iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper(118×89cm each) mounted on four sheets of dibond 236×178 cm Edition of 10 ⓒ David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

Netherlands, Amsterdam <MIRÓ IN THE RIJKSMUSEUM GARDENS>

19 June ~ 11 October 2015_Rijksmuseum

This summer, over 20 monumental sculptures by the beloved Spanish artist Joan Miró will grace the garden of Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Following Henry Moore and Alexander Calder, this is the third open-air exhibition organized by Rijksmuseum and BankGiro Loterij. Miró's whimsical works are placed all over the garden, surrounding lawns, ponds and historical building fragments. The garden is free to the public, and is a place where people can enjoy nature and wonderful sculptures simultaneously.

Miró is a prominent figure of 20th-century art, in which he refused to be part of any movements or genre and insisted his absolute freedom. Miró worked with diverse media and created countless works, inspiring his contemporaries and future generations of artists. Although Miró is typically considered a painter, his sculptures are as astonishing as his paintings, receiving worldwide attention. His sculptures, made with bronze, wood, ceramic and other materials, provide diversity in exploring the garden.

  • <213 Personage>

    1970 Bronze ⓒ Maeght Fondation, Saint-Paul de Vence(France) Photo: Roland Michaud

    <213 Personage> 1970 Bronze ⓒ Maeght Fondation, Saint-Paul de Vence(France) Photo: Roland Michaud
  • <Girl Escaping>

    1968 Painted bronze ⓒ Maeght Fondation, Saint-Paul de Vence(France) Photo: Claude Germain

    <Girl Escaping> 1968 Painted bronze ⓒ Maeght Fondation, Saint-Paul de Vence(France) Photo: Claude Germain
  • <The Caress of a Bird>

    1967 Painted bronze ⓒ Maeght Fondation, Saint-Paul de Vence(France) Photo: Claude Germain

    <The Caress of a Bird> 1967 Painted bronze ⓒ Maeght Fondation, Saint-Paul de Vence(France) Photo: Claude Germain

Greece, Athens <RICHARD PHILLIPS>

11 June ~ 1 August 2015_Gagosian Gallery

Richard Phillips is known for his strikingly distinctive paintings. He explores the complexity of human obsession with sexuality, power, politics and death. Phillips is most well-known for his photorealistic paintings of pop icons and political figures painted in traditional techniques. In addition to his old works, this exhibition also presents his newest pieces, in which Phillips uses portraits, retro textbook illustrations and logos to create compressed images in an electric palette.
Phillips' distinctive representation of images emphasizes basic design elements of line, form and color. Neon and psychedelic patterns optically challenge the viewers and cause a disorientating effect.

His paintings resemble commercial images used for advertisements and propaganda. Using classical painting techniques and postmodern appropriation strategies, Phillips manipulates and amplifies images while questioning contemporary culture. His mesmerizing works challenge a visual and contextual awareness of the world.

  • <Jim Morrison>

    2015 Oil and wax emulsion on canvas 101.6×76.2 cm(unframed) ⓒ Richard Phillips Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Photography by Robert McKeever

    <Jim Morrison> 2015 Oil and wax emulsion on canvas 101.6×76.2 cm(unframed) ⓒ Richard Phillips Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Photography by Robert McKeever
  • <Off Off>

    2015 Oil and wax emulsion on canvas 101.6×76.2cm(unframed) ⓒ Richard Phillips Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Photography by Robert McKeever

    <Off Off> 2015 Oil and wax emulsion on canvas 101.6×76.2cm(unframed) ⓒ Richard Phillips Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Photography by Robert McKeever
  • <To Be Titled (Blue Pie Slice)>

    2015 Oil and wax emulsion on linen 182.9×113cm(unframed) ⓒ Richard Phillips Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Photography by Robert McKeever

    <To Be Titled (Blue Pie Slice)> 2015 Oil and wax emulsion on linen 182.9×113cm(unframed) ⓒ Richard Phillips Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Photography by Robert McKeever

United Kingdom, London <JACKSON POLLOCK_BLIND SPOTS>

30 June ~ 18 October 2015_Tate Liverpool

One of leading abstract artists Jackson Pollock's later works are on view. Made between 1951 and 1953, the series is titled “Black pourings,” which marked a peak in his artistic career. Pollock is widely known for his action painting and is considered one of the most influential and provocative American artists. The exhibition presents his lesser known, but significantly valuable body of work to introduce the audience to his latter drip paintings, including <Summertime: Number 9A and Number 3>.

After years of creating colorful, decorative and non-figurative works, Pollock shifted to the paint representational style of “Black pourings,” which indicate human faces and figures. Presented alongside are his works on paper and sculptures, with the exhibition capturing a major directional change in Pollock’s art and offering viewers a new perspective on his oeuvre. Described as an artist "of virtually limitless potential" by art historian Michael Fried, the exhibition will inspire visitors and future generations of artists. ■ with ARTINPOST

  • <Yellow Islands>

    1952 Oil paint on canvas Support: 1435×1854mm ⓒ The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015

    <Yellow Islands> 1952 Oil paint on canvas Support: 1435×1854mm ⓒ The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015
  • <Portrait and a Dream>

    1953 Oil and enamel on canvas Overall: 58 1/2×134 3/4in. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated ⓒ Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    <Portrait and a Dream> 1953 Oil and enamel on canvas Overall: 58 1/2×134 3/4in. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated ⓒ Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • <Number 34>

    1949 Oil and enamel on white paperboard mounted on Masonite 559×775mm Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute/Art Resource, NY/Scala, Florence ⓒ The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015

    <Number 34> 1949 Oil and enamel on white paperboard mounted on Masonite 559×775mm Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute/Art Resource, NY/Scala, Florence ⓒ The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015

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