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Gary Hume

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Birthplace
Kent, England

Birth year
1962

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jun, 2014 Lions and Unicorns
White Cube São Paulo
 
Apr, 2014 Van Gogh Live !
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
 
Mar, 2014 Traces of Modernism
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
 
Statement

Gary Hume is an English artist and a leading Young British Artists (YBAs).

Hume's earliest notable works are his "door paintings", life-size representations of hospital doors. These proved a critical success, being shown in Germany and the United States, as well as attracting the attention of collector Charles Saatchi. Hume's work was included in the 1997 Sensation exhibition, a controversial touring show of Saatchi's collection which visited London, Berlin and New York.

Hume abandoned doors in the early 1990s, turning to paintings in gloss paint on aluminum. These often appropriate images from the media, including pictures of celebrities and animals. Their forms and colours are dramatically simplified, with people being reduced to just two or three colours.

He represented Britain at the 1999 Venice Biennale, where he showed his Water series, a number of superimposed line drawings of women (again, these were gloss paint on aluminium). Hume was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996.

Recent Exhibits

Gary Hume participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Beating around the bush Episode #2
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
 
Apr, 2014 Grey Flags
Backslash Gallery
 
Jan, 2014 FACTUAL NONSENSE / A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED
CHART gallery
 
Nov, 2013 FREEDOM NOT GENIUS Works from Damien Hirst's collection
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
 
Nov, 2013 The Wonky Wheel
Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St.
 
Sep, 2013 SNAP. The Portfolio
ESPACIO MÍNIMO Galería de Arte Contemporáneo
 
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