I recently had the amazing opportunity visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Joy to the world for such a fantastic architectural wonder by Frank Gehry. Also, I got to see a brilliant exhibit, David Hockney: A Bigger Picture – about 150 pieces of art, most of which have been created in the last eight years. Hockney, often referred to as the UK’s greatest living artist, has had an amazing career. He has experimented with photography, collages, painting, printmaking, digital videos and stage design on top of writing a few books.
What I found fascinating about this particular exhibit was that many of the artwork was created on an iPad. I have an iPad. I love my gadgets. I have used my iPad to draw, although more often to play. That’s pretty much as complex as I get. Here is a brilliant 75-year-old man using his iPad to create beautiful, sophisticated, colorful, pieces of art that are then printed in large format (about 57” by 43”). The work, inspired by the East Yorkshire landscapes, is hypnotizing. Apparently, these days, he’s rarely without his iPad and I can’t wait to see what other amazing work he’ll be creating with whatever new gadget comes his way.
See some of the work here.