Straddling the worlds of visual art and fashion, Middle Plane is a very particular art magazine, with an ever-changing format, which presents in each issue a different artist through a limited corpus of works to collect.
ISSUE 5 - David Hockney
This issue of Middle Plane magazine should be read as an imagined visual interview with David Hockney, whose career spanned eight decades, making him one of the most prolific and revered artists in the world. Known for his bold use of color and his embrace of innovation and modernity, Hockney's work is the ideal stepping stone for Middle Plane's creative collaborators:
Bruno Wollheim, director of "David Hockney: A Bigger Picture" wrote an insight into Hockney's relationship with the streets and his travel experience with the artist. Sam Rock documented Hockney's hometown, Bradford and Saltaire, and its people, as well as collaborating with hair stylist Anthony Turner on a story that hints at Hockney's claim that those with blonde hair have more fun. , an idea born watching a Clairol TV commercial that led him to bleach his hair.
Dutch creative duo Blommers & Schumm have created physical collages from different objects that cross with Bottega Veneta fashion and draw on Hockney's everyday flower designs and his love for portraiture.
A fashion editorial by Ilya Lipkin deals with sculptural presentation subjects that occupy the same room but do not interact, such as the people in Hockney's portraits who sit side by side but never quite meet.
American artist Roe Ethridge contributed a series of still lifes to her interpretation of Hockney's work, and British artist Paul Elliman created image prints that explore male form and sexuality.