21st April – 14th May
Howard Hodgkin | Recollections
Bernard Jacobson Gallery
28 Duke Street St. James’s, London, SW1 6AG, UK
Bernard Jacobson Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of prints spanning the career of British artist Howard Hodgkin. With an emphasis on memory and recollection, the exhibition brings together a selection of expressive, abstract prints made between the period of 1966 and 2003.At the start of his career in the 1950s, Hodgkin focused primarily on painting, creating works characterised by their semi-abstract bold forms. Hodgkin experimented with printmaking on a few occasions during the 1950s and 1960s, but not until the 1970s did he fully explore the printmaking medium. The works showcased in this exhibition trace Hodgkin’s development from his more graphic prints of the late 1960s to his highly layered, hand-coloured prints of subsequent decades. Working predominantly with vivid colour palettes, Hodgkin’s energetic, gestural compositions convey the artist’s emotions and facilitate a direct viewing experience.In many of the exhibition’s prints, Bernard Jacobson plays a crucial role by acting as Hodgkin’s publisher. For Bernard Jacobson (1979) serves as a testament to Bernard’s relationship with the artist, as does For John Constable (1976) which was commissioned and published by the gallery to celebrate the bicentenary of John Constable’s birth.