Howard Hodgkin: at and career
At 81, Hodgkin has forged an illustrious career. Coming to prominence in the late 1980s after he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1984, Hodgkin went on to win the Turner prize in 1985.
Although often termed as abstract, Hodgkin describes his work as representational of emotional situations. Indeed, the vigorous colours and warm sensuous hues of his canvases at Gagosian bring to life the romantic names of paintings such as Mumbai Wedding, Night Falls and Chowpatty Beach.
Looking at his work, it’s easy to see why the poet Seamus Heaney once said that Hodgkin celebrates what Dylan Thomas called the ‘force that through the green fuse drives the flower.’
|What||Howard Hodgkin: Indian Waves, Gagosian Gallery|
|Where||Gagosian Davies Street, 17-19 Davies Street, London, W1k 3DE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
28 Nov 14 – 31 Jan 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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