An exhibition exploring David Hockney’s interest in perspective is set to take place next month. The show, which consists of group portrait paintings created after collaging multiple photographs, looks at creating a “3D effect without the glasses”, Hockney says. It does this by focusing on the “vanishing point” – the point at which receding parallel lines disappear – of each individual photograph taken to compose the collage, giving each painting multiple vanishing points rather than just one. “I think this opens up photography into something new,” he says. “I know the single photograph cannot be seen as the ultimate realist picture – well, not now. Digital photography can free us from a chemically imposed perspective that has lasted for 180 years.”
Painting and Photography will take place 15 May – 27 June 2015 at Annely Juda Fine Art, Fourth Floor, 23 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AW.
All images © David Hockney. Photos: Richard Schmidt.