'I couldn't hold down a job. That's why I became an artist'

Gary Hume

Gary Hume RA first came to prominence with his door paintings in the 1990s. Hume represented Britain in Venice Biennial in 1999 with his 'Water Paintings' which consisted of the overlapping outlines of female nudes. Other notable phases in Hume's development as an artist include his 'Cave Paintings' -  images made of different marbles, and  'American Tan' which explores the impact of the global spread of American culture. Since then his work predominantly consists of appropriated images from popular culture or nature, depicted in glossy paint on aluminium.

 

Very Recent solo shows include: Tate Britain, London, Gary Hume: Flashback, Arts Council Collection, touring; The Indifferent Owl, White Cube, London; Structure and Absence, White Cube, London.

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