G A R Y _H U M E
Gary Hume was born in Kent in 1962. He has a studio in Suffolk. His
first acclaimed paintings were called ‘Door’ paintings.
They were painted using domestic high gloss paint, which is still
what he almost always uses. His other early subjects were nudes,
and portraits. Hume’s paintings are best known for their intriguing
outlines, simplified forms and unique use of colour.
His large-scale ‘Water
Paintings’ involved multiple images one over another. An exhibition
at White Cube in 2006 called ‘Cave Paintings’ involved
his images reproduced as a selection of stone panels, all with visible
seams of lead tracery holding the panels in place. Nature is a powerful
subject matter in Hume’s work; his images of babies and images
from nature also use natural materials to powerfully depict them.
Occasionally in his career he has made sculpture, and he has exhibited
worldwide as well as being part of many important private collections.
Gary Hume is represented by White Cube.