The most influential British artist of the 20th century and promising young sculptor will meet in the OP ENHEIM space. The opening will be open to the public on 31st of January at 6:00 p.m. We will see a series of artworks from David Hockney’s Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Asana Fujikawa’s fairy, sculptural works.
David Hockney is considered to be one of the most important and influential British artists of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive, consistent style, which became not only his personal showcase, but also a picture of the passing world of the 1960s. As early as January 31st at 6pm David Hockney’s etchings from the 1969 Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm series will meet with fairy-tale, mythological, delicate sculptures by the young Japanese artist, Asana Fujikawa.
At first the exhibition curated by Dr. Matilda Felix, entitled The Figures of the Floating World took place at the Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin. The title of the exhibition refers to traditional Japanese illustrations of ukiyo-e – images of the fleeting world, the themes of which were scenes from everyday life. Using the language of fairy tales and myths, by implementing classic techniques, Asana Fujikawa and David Hockney create works of small formats, which are, however, current and direct. The flowing world is condensed in these paintings in the form of an impartial reflection on what makes us really human.
Curator of the exhibition takes us on a magical journey that combines two fascinating artistic worlds. – says Kama Wróbel, OP ENHEIM Program Director – Lesser known works by David Hockney from the series “Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm” can be seen as the object of reflection on one’s own identity or the search for one’s place in the world. The fairy tale stories are ambiguous here, attractive in their own way, but also disturbing.
The exhibition is called Asana Fujikawa & David Hockney. The Figures of the Floating World, curated by Matilda Felix, will be seen at OP ENHEIM in Wrocław from 1.02.2020 to 30.04.2020. The opening will take place on 31 January at 18:00. Admission is free.