David Hockney’s Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) promises a multisensory experience of the artist’s paintings and iPad pieces.
Opening on the 25th of January, the exhibition is the inaugural show at London’s Lightroom gallery and promises to make dramatic use of large-scale projection and sound, including a composition by Nico Muhly.
The immersive art show will unfold across the course of six chapters and delve into Hockney’s creative process – complete with narration from the artist himself, explaining how he plays with perspective and uses photography to ‘draw’.
Exhibition-goers will be able to experience his paintings and iPad artworks at an enormous scale, with pieces including A Bigger Grand Canyon – itself made of 60 canvases – turned into animations that fill the walls of Lightroom.
Another highlight is Hockney’s Gregory Swimming Los Angeles March 31st 1982, which is tiled across the space and mimics the sense of standing at the bottom of the pool depicted in the polaroids. Bigger & Closer is on display until 23 April 2023.