This exhibition distributes a whole new range of print works by an artist mainly known as a painter and demonstrates how highly skilled he is in this alternative medium.
Over four decades, Howard Hodgkin has conducted a gradual search for a personal, inimitable way of making prints that possess all the poetry and energy of his paintings. Hodgkin has created about 130 editions, collaborating with many different printers and workshops. The artist thinks of paintings and prints very differently, especially in the way that their physical presence speaks to the viewer. He conceives of prints as comparatively simple and direct, and has been quite selective in his exploration of printmaking technology.