Hockney is App'd to Paint: This Artweek.LA (July 7, 2014)

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Hockney is App'd to Paint: This Artweek.LA (July 7, 2014)

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring | From photographic collages to facsimile drawings, and offset printing with a copier machine to renderings made on a computer, David Hockney has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with using new technology to make pictures. Earlier experimentations were limited to the confines in which the machines were housed. Landscapes were sketched en plein air, and translated onto a computer screen upon return to the studio. This process changed in 2010 when Hockney acquired his first iPad. The portable device, together with a drawing application (or app), provided Hockney with the accessibility to draw at his leisure in any location, without the need of additional materials and supplies. With this newfound tool, all color and mark making effects imaginable were at his fingertips, and quite literally so. The iPad and app enabled the artist to create his subjects with the touch of his index finger and without restriction. "It's all drawing," said Hockney. "It's a new medium for drawing, the iPad, it's like an endless sheet of paper."

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