Gary Hume

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Gary Hume is a prominent abstract British artist.
Along with Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Fiona Rae, Hume was a key member of the famed Young British Artist group from the 1990s
Using both traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques, Hume's work hovers between abstraction and figurative representation.

Gary Hume is a prominent British artist known for his abstract paintings and prints. The artist uses high-gloss industrial paints to create colourful and figurative renderings of everyday subject matter. We love the signature stylised look of Gary’s images; and while his subjects are astonishingly varied, there can be no mistaking their creator.

The year Gary graduated from Goldsmith’s College his work was included in Damien Hirst’s 1988 Freeze exhibition. Alongside Hirst, Tracey Emin and Fiona Rae, Gary became a key member of the famed Young British Artist group during the 1990s. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996 and won the Jerwood Painting Prize the following year.

Gary represented Britain at the 1999 Venice Biennale and enjoyed a solo exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery the same year. The artist has since exhibited his work in Germany and Austria.