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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Howard Hodgkin

(1932 - 2017), United Kingdom

Born in 1932, Howard Hodgkin was a British painter whose practice encompassed painting and printmaking. He attended the Camberwell School of Art and later the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham. He taught at the Bath Academy, Chelsea School of Art, the Slade and the Royal College of Art. His work is frequently associated with the style of Abstract Expressionism due to his expressive and gestural brushstrokes, abstracted subject matter, use of vivid colour, and large all-encompassing scale on which he works. Despite the spontaneity his works evoke, they could take up to a year or two to complete as the artist considered the process of reflection and capitulation. Moreover, they convey the relationship between hand, eye, and memory that Hodgkin believes drives their visual structure and emotional temperature. 

Hodgkin's first solo exhibition was held at the Gagosian Gallery in New York in 1998. The Gagosian Gallery have since held numerous exhibitions of Hodgkin's works. His work has been included in major exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Kunstverein Dusseldorf, and Hayward Gallery in London in 1996), the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Yale Center for British Art, the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, and the Foundation Bemberg in Toulouse, France. He represented Britain at the 1984 Venice Biennale and won the 1985 Turner Prize. He was knighted in 1992 and made a Companion of Honour in 2003.

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Featured Artworks

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Ice Print by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinIce Print, 2013 17 colour screen print using L.Cornelisson ground light-fast pigments on 300gsm Somerset white satin paper
30 x 23 1/2 inches
Gagosian
The Road to Rio Print by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinThe Road to Rio Print, 2016 22 colour screen print using L.Cornelisson hand-ground light-fast pigments with Dubuit binders and Aqua Art matt varnishes, on St. Cuthbert’s Mill Somerset White Satin 300gsm paper
30 x 23 1/2 inches
Gagosian
Eclipse by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinEclipse, 2016–2017 Hand-painted carborundum relief from 2 plates, plus one plate etched with sugar lift
56.5 x 76.2 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Keepsake by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinKeepsake, 1996–1999 Oil on wood
33 x 38.2 cm
Ingleby Gallery
Flowering Palm by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinFlowering Palm, 1990–1991 Hand-coloured etching with carborundum from 2 aluminium plates on Velin Arches paper
149.4 x 120.5 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Night Palm by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinNight Palm, 1990–1991 Hand-coloured etching with carborundum from 2 aluminium plates on Velin Arches paper
149.4 x 120.5 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Venice Morning by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinVenice Morning, 1995 16 part hand painted lift-ground etching and aquatint from 3 copper plates with carborundum from 2 aluminium plates on Velin Arches blanc paper
160 x 196.5 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Indian Tree by Howard Hodgkin contemporary artwork
Howard HodgkinIndian Tree, 1990–1991 Hand-coloured etching with carborundum from 1 aluminium plate on Velin Arches paper
91.6 x 120.5 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Howard Hodgkin, Strictly Personal Part I at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Upcoming
31 October–24 November 2019 Howard Hodgkin Strictly Personal Part I Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Howard Hodgkin, Strictly Personal Part II at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Upcoming
28 November–21 December 2019 Howard Hodgkin Strictly Personal Part II Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, London
Closed
12 April–18 May 2019 Group Exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

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The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Related Press The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Hyperallergic : 12 May 2018

'A faint, beautiful memory' is how curator Norman Rosenthal described A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018, the current show at Almine Rech Gallery on the Upper East Side. What he’s remembering, as spelled out in the exhibition’s title, is the seminal survey, A New Spirit in Painting, which opened, barely, at the Royal Academy of Arts in...

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Recollections of Howard Hodgkin Related Press Recollections of Howard Hodgkin Apollo : 2 April 2017

The death of Howard Hodgkin (1932–2017) on 9 March brought to a close a long and distinguished artistic career. From his first painting, Memoirs (1949) – an extraordinarily precocious small gouache made at the age of 17 – Hodgkin ploughed an entirely distinctive furrow. From the outset, recollected memories were his central subject, and his...

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Howard Hodgkin: Painting from Memory Related Press Howard Hodgkin: Painting from Memory post-ism : 30 March 2017

I never interviewed Howard Hodgkin, who passed away on March 9 aged 84. The artist didn’t like to talk about his paintings, or attempt to explain them into relevance, although for the purpose of this review I’m going to do just that. Hodgkin’s paintings aren’t about narrative or words. He didn’t paint figuratively, nor was his work grounded in the...

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Howard Hodgkin dies aged 84 Related Press Howard Hodgkin dies aged 84 The Art Newspaper : 11 March 2017

The British painter Howard Hodgkin has died at the age of 84. A statement issued by the Tate said that he died peacefully in hospital in London. The Tate’s director Nicholas Serota, who staged exhibitions of Hodgkin’s work at all three museums he has directed, Modern Art Oxford (1976), the Whitechapel Gallery (1985) and Tate Britain (2006), says...

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