Gary Hume is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in London and in Accord, New York. Best known for figurative and abstract paintings on aluminium panels, featuring startling color combinations made with paints purchased premixed from a hardware store, Hume represented Britain at both the Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Bienal de São Paulo in 1996, the latter in the same year he was nominated for the Turner Prize. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1999, and in 2001 he was elected to the Royal Academy. 2004 saw Hume’s work exhibited at the Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, and the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. Modern Art Oxford mounted a survey overview of his Door paintings in 2008, and in 2013, Tate Britain presented a focused survey spanning his career.
Hume is represented by Sprüth Magers across Europe and Matthew Marks Gallery in the US, where his new paintings go on view at the gallery’s Los Angeles branch this February.
Jan Tumlir is an art writer and teacher based in Los Angeles. He is a founding editor of X-TRA, and a regular contributor to Artforum. He has written catalog essays for artists including Bas Jan Ader, Uta Barth, John Divola, Cyprien Gaillard, Allen Ruppersberg, and James Welling. He authored LA Artland: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles with Chris Kraus and Jane McFadden (Black Dog Press, 2005); Hyenas Are…, a monograph on the work of Matthew Brannon (Mousse, 2011); and The Magic Circle: On The Beatles, Pop Art, Art-Rock and Records (Onomatopee, 2015). In addition to serving as an MFA advisor at ArtCenter College of Design, Tumlir is a visiting professor at the University of California in Riverside, and at Washington University in St. Louis.
Image Credit: Gary Hume courtesy of Woytek Ketz
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