Howard Hodgkin (English)
Born 1932, London, England
Lives and works in London, England
Howard Hodgkin is known for paintings and prints created from assertive compressed gestures, sweeping complex textures, a lush palette, and the dynamic interchange of light and dark. With their maximalist gestures and saturated colors, his more intimately scaled paintings appear jewel-like, while larger works are opulent and theatrical. With incorporated frames and painted wooden supports, they operate as both objects and images.
Embracing spontaneity and directness in equal measure to the processes of reflection and capitulation, it may take a year for Hodgkin to prepare to execute a single brushstroke. The seemingly casual, urgent quality of his paintings belies the fact that most of them have been worked on for two or three years. More than ever they convey the relationship between hand, eye, and memory that drives their process, visual structure, and emotional temperature.
Howard Hodgkin’s artworks are collected and exhibited internationally.
Screenprint, 33" x 46.5", ed. 108, no. 15, published by the Lincoln Center, printed by Brand-X.
Screenprint, 33.5" x 33.5", ed. 108, no. 82, published by the Lincoln Center printed by Brand-X.