The Works of Alex Katz and David Hockney at Surovek Gallery

Alex Katz 1927 – present

The retrospective of the works of Alex Katz  at the Guggenheim will end in a few weeks. It has been a resounding success. Vogue Magazine posed models holding giant tote bags in front of his giant canvasses for an article titled When Bigger Is Better: Meet The New Chic Totes That Carry EverythingArt critics who once dismissed Katz’s work as too chic, too sophisticated and unable to be categorized into any text book art movement, have seen his work and come to appreciate its scope and beauty.

Alex Katz
Ariel Black and White, 2016
2 – color silkscreen on Saunders 425 gsm paper
36 x 76 inches
Edition 23/ 40
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Katz made a stunning debut on the show’s opening night, in a white suit, surrounded by family (sadly, Ada, his wife and muse was unable to attend). Alex Katz: Gathering will be on display at the Guggenheim through February 20, 2023.

Upcoming exhibits include a solo show called Alex Katz: Sunrise  at the Schindler House/MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles from February 15 through March 12, 2023; a Collaboration with Poets at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago from February 18 through May 20, 2023 and Alex Katz: Cool Painting at Albertina in Vienna from March 7 to June 4, 2023. His work will also be shown at a solo exhibit Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar, Netherlands from June 10 to October 1, 2023 and at the Gladstone Gallery in Seoul, Korea from August 30 to October 21, 2023.

David Hockney 1937 to present

David Hockney has always been interested in time, place and technology. He embraced the Polaroid camera when it first came out and did the same with the iPad. Like many artists, he captures moments in time in his works. While the world reeled from the effects of the pandemic, Hockney sequestered himself on a farm in Normandy and captured the change of the seasons, day-by-day, on his iPad.

David Hockney
Early Morning, 2009
iPhone drawing printed on paper
37 x 25 1/2 inches
Edition 8 of 25
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Many of the works that he has produced in the past few years have focused on his surroundings as the light of day changed and the seasons passed. “The world is very very beautiful if you look at it,” Hockney said, “but most people don’t look very much. They scan the ground in front of them so they can walk, they don’t really look at things incredibly well, with an intensity. I do.”

One of Hockney’s latest projects is an immersive exhibit at The Lightroom in London. Created by the artist himself, Hockney’s works are projected on the walls of the four-storey gallery space, with commentary by Hockney. David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) will be on exhibit at The Lightroom from February 22 to June 4, 2023.

Please contact us for more information about the works of Alex Katz and David Hockney available at Surovek Gallery.

Max Ortega. When Bigger Is Better: Meet The New Chic Totes That Carry Everything. Vogue Magazine. January 24, 2023.
Charles Moore. David Hockney: 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures. The Brooklyn Rail. February 2023.

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