Howard Hodgkin - In the Pink

Howard Hodgkin, Now, 2015–16, oil on wood, 15 1/4 × 18 1/4 inches (38.7 × 46.4 cm) © Howard Hodgkin

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Opening reception:
Thursday, January 19, 6–8PM

I am a representational painter, not a painter of appearances.
—Howard Hodgkin

Gagosian is pleased to present “In the Pink,” recent paintings by Howard Hodgkin. This is his first exhibition in Hong Kong.

One of Britain's most celebrated living painters with a career spanning more than fifty years, Hodgkin’s intimate oil on wood-panel paintings convey the relationship between hand, eye, and memory that charges process, visual structure, and emotional temperature.

Hodgkin's compositions are distinctive for the ways in which abstraction and representation, narrative and pure sensation, past and present are brought into urgent relation. Intimate, thoughtful, and insightful, his paintings suggest great arcs of time and thought.

With paint strokes of varying depth and vigor, his works convey fleeting private moments and intense recollections. Now (2015–16) embodies an interchange between light and dark, time and feeling; while Always Afternoon (2016) transforms a temporal memory into an experience of pure and exuberant color. The layered greens and yellows of Don’t Tell a Soul (2016) elide the weight of hours with an emotional jolt; while In the Pink (2008–14) typifies Hodgkin's approach to what James Lawrence calls his “idiosyncratic assemblage of readings or misreadings.” Completed between 2014 and 2016, each painting creates a pocket of time and silence, demonstrating afresh the expressiveness, candor, and mastery of a painter in his prime.

A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by James Lawrence will accompany the exhibition.

Howard Hodgkin was born in London in 1932, and died there in 2017. He attended Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. Major museum exhibitions include “Howard Hodgkin: Paintings 1975–1995,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (1995, traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Kunstverein Düsseldorf, and Hayward Gallery, London in 1996); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006, traveled to Tate Britain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid); “Paintings: 1992–2007,” Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (2007, traveled to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge); “Time and Place, 2001–2010,” Museum of Modern Art Oxford (2010, traveled to De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands, and San Diego Museum of Art, 2010–11); “Howard Hodgkin,” Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse, France (2013); and “Made in Mumbai,” Curator’s Gallery at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai (2016). Major exhibitions of Hodgkin's work will be presented at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in March 2017 and Hepworth Wakefield, England, in June 2017. Gagosian has represented Hodgkin since 1998 and has presented numerous exhibitions of his work in Europe and the U.S.

For further information please contact the gallery at [email protected] or at +852.2151.0555. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.

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星期四, 1月19日下午6–8点


高古軒畫廊欣然呈獻「粉紅世界」展覽,展出霍華德‧霍奇金(Howard Hodgkin)的近期作品,也是藝術家在香港舉行的首場展覽。



他透過深度與力度多變的筆觸,表達轉瞬即逝的私密時刻與難忘回憶。《當下》(2015-16)體現明與暗、時間與情感之間的交替,而《下午時光》(2016)則將暫存的記憶轉化為純粹且斑斕的色彩體驗。在《秘密》(2016)中,綠色與黃色顏料構成豐富層次,以洋溢感情的顫動筆觸卸下時間的重擔。詹姆士‧羅倫斯(James Lawrence)形容霍奇金的手法為「解讀或誤解的獨特組合」,而《粉紅世界》(2008-14)便體現了此手法。這批作品於2014年至2016年間創作完成,各自塑造了時間與沉默的空間,以全新角度展現藝術家於顛峰時期的表現力、直率與精湛技藝。


霍華德·霍奇金1932年出生於倫敦,2017年去世。他畢業於倫敦坎伯韋爾藝術及工藝學院及英國科斯漢姆巴斯藝術學院,並於多間博物館舉行大型展覽,包括紐約大都會藝術博物館的「Howard Hodgkin: Paintings 1975–1995」(1995年,其後於1996年巡展至德州沃夫茲堡現代美術館、杜塞爾多夫美術館及倫敦Hayward Gallery)、都柏林愛爾蘭現代藝術博物館(2006年,其後巡展至英國泰特現代藝術館及馬德里索菲亞王后國家藝術中心美術館)、紐黑文耶魯大學英國藝術中心「Paintings: 1992–2007」展覽(2007年,其後巡展至劍橋斐茲威廉博物館)、牛津現代美術館「Time and Place, 2001–2010」展覽(2010年,其後巡展至荷蘭蒂爾堡德蓬特當代美術館,2010至2011年移師聖地亞哥美術館)、法國土盧斯貝姆伯格基金會舉辦的「Howard Hodgkin」展覽(2013年),以及孟買威爾斯王子博物館Curator’s Gallery舉辦的「Made in Mumbai」展覽(2016年)。2017年3月及6月,倫敦國家肖像館及英國Hepworth Wakefield藝術館將分別為霍奇金舉辦大型作品展覽。高古軒畫廊自1998年起代理霍奇金,多年來曾於歐洲及美國為其舉辦多場作品展。

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