Hockney is a collage of archival interviews and stories told by the artist’s friends and models.
David Hockney, one of the leaders of British pop art, still makes the same colorful paintings that made him famous in the 1960s, when he left rainy Britain for sunny Los Angeles. Since then, even when painting the gray landscapes of Yorkshire, he adds to them the vibrant colors of California. Today, he also experiments with new technology and exhibits works made on an iPad. Devoted to one of contemporary art’s most acclaimed masters, Hockney is a collage of archival interviews and stories told by the artist’s friends and models. The film is as light and heartwarming as the works of the artist, who, once inspired by Andy Warhol, has been painting a bleak world in a bright way for over 50 years.
Randall Wright. UK, 2014. 112 minutes