In the world of contemporary art, few artists manage to capture our imagination with as much finesse and ingenuity as David Hockney. Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, Hockney is much more than a painter, draughtsman and photographer. He is a true explorer of visual perception, color and the representation of reality.

Through his remarkable work, he has created an artistic universe that is both captivating and thought-provoking. However, to fully understand David Hockney's genius, it's not enough to look at his paintings or photographs - you also need to listen to his words.

In this article, we invite you to dive into the inspiring world of David Hockney by exploring his 10 most beautiful quotes.

Art Shortlist
by Art Shortlist - September 25, 2023

1 - I prefer living in color.

2 - I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms every morning.

3 - Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it.

4 - Anything simple always interests me.

5 - You must plan to be spontaneous.

6 - I'm always excited by the unlikely, never by ordinary things.

7 - What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.

8 - To me, the world's rather beautiful if you look at it. Especially nature.

9 - Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life.

10 - Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make.