Monday, 15 March 2010

Hockney inspired.

I've been looking a lot at David Hockney's work recently and i really love his self portrait he did when he was 17, that he handed in as an English paper and still got away with!

It's really inspired me to do one of myself in the same style. I particularly like the background of pages of a book or newspaper, perhaps a joke about how it was meant to be an english paper instead. Plus i love ripping up newspaper and old books as part of my work.

I know it's an old photo but i just love him! 

He has even gone with technology and is painting with his iphone using an app called brushes! Bless. He say's that he paints and sends his friends flowers from it so they "get fresh flowers that never die." 

Love it. 

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