Gary Hume

, b. 1962

Young British Artist Gary Hume is best known for exuberant, Pop-inflected works which he makes with high-gloss, household enamel paint on aluminum panels. His flat, graphic, and at times geometric compositions straddle the line between representation and abstraction; they have referenced floral arrangements, hospital doors, and human figures ranging from celebrities to friends and family. Hume draws on both found images and his own memories as he explores beauty, pleasure, melancholy, and loss. The artist has exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the São Paulo Bienal. In 1996, he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Hume has been the subject of solo shows at Tate Britain, the Whitechapel Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, the Kestner Gesellschaft, Kunsthaus Bregenz, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. His works have fetched six figures on the secondary market.