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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.

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Gary Hume, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87388

Gary Hume

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 1997
NPG x87388

Contemporary British Artists, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87724

Contemporary British Artists

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide print, Summer 1998
NPG x87724

Gary Hume; Joseph Hume, by Toby Glanville - NPG x125004

Gary Hume; Joseph Hume

by Toby Glanville
R-type colour print, 1998
NPG x125004

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale', by Julian Germain - NPG x132893

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale'

by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009
NPG x132893

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