It’s a memorable picture, A Bigger Splash, but you don’t know you’re doing them because there’s no formula. If there was a formula there’d be a lot more memorable pictures.

David Hockney

David Hockney is one of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century.

Ahead of his 2017 Tate Britain exhibition, the artist reflects on 60 years of making art.

'There's a continuity to it', the Hockney says of his work. '[There's] an attitude to space and time. Time is elastic and I play with that idea.'

David Hockney
A Bigger Splash (1967)
Tate

© David Hockney

Names don’t mean a thing to children. They’re just reacting to what’s there. I know children like my art and I think that’s rather good.

David Hockney