Hockney / Final Image Exploded image

David Hockney / Joiners

David Hockney is one the most popular British artist of the 20th century. He is a versatile artist, being successful as a painter, set designer, printer making, draughtsman and photographer. David Hockney attended Bradford College of Art and later, was a student at Royal College of Art London. He has been an important contributor to the culture or pop art, as well as creating his own element of ‘Joiners’. David Hockey believed that Joiners extended photography. By drawing the images, he gave them narrative.

Cubism was an innovative art movement, pioneered by Picasso. In Cubism, artists began to look at subjects in new ways, in and effort to depict three dimensions on a flat canvas. Hockey’s work have strong links to Cubism in that his motivation for producing them was to introduce three artistic elements – layered time, space and narrative. These are central cubist themes.




After researching Hockney’s work, I realised how I could use this technique to create my own version.  I took photos of the same image, differing in perspectives, in the hope of creating a ‘Joiner’. I experimented with taking a photo of a person, but felt it didn’t look as effective, comparative to the building. I’m happy with my first attempt at creating a joiner;  although a lengthy process, to cut, fit and change individual parts of an image, it became quite fun to play around with. The final outcome I feel works. I enjoy the abstractness of this type of art, although when looking at it, its uncomfortable on the eye, having no single subject to focus on.


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