Gary Hume(1962-), Artist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Born in Kent, Hume studied at Goldsmith's College (1985-8), exhibiting in Freeze (1988) and Sensation (1997). He became a star of the YBA movement with his ‘Doors’ series - some fifty minimalist paintings based on the doors of public buildings, which reference the ‘colour-field’, ‘hard-edge’ and ‘shaped-canvas’ movements of 1960s and 1970s America. In 1996 he was nominated for the Turner Prize. Hume’s style has since evolved to include post-pop bright colours and fluid shapes. He finds and invents new images from those seen every day, such as icons of pop or the fashion world; his work Michael (Michael Jackson, 2001) is one example. A new series of paintings was exhibited at White Cube, London in 2002.
by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009