About Gary Hume
The painter Gary Hume, born in 1962, was one of the generation of British artists who graduated from Goldsmiths College, London and came to prominence in the early 1990s.
He first received critical acclaim with a body of work known as the ‘door’ paintings. These minimal and abstract works developed in the early 1990s into a more fluid and lyrical way of painting. Whilst retaining the surface quality and the flat economic language, his subject matter broadened to incorporate images from popular culture, making portraits of celebrity figures such as Tony Blackburn, Kate Moss and Patsy Kensit.
Internationally recognised in both Europe and America, Hume has exhibited extensively around the world. In 1996, he was nominated for the Turner Prize. In 1999 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale and has also had solo exhibitions at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Fundació “La Caixa”, Barcelona.