'I like to be alone and I like making still, quiet things … I like things to be simple.'
In Cap, a newly released linocut print by Gary Hume, a black shape has almost entirely swamped out all colour. The subject itself emerges from the title, shorthand for swimming cap. Cap is characteristic of Hume's penchant for playful abstraction, his work typically hovering between figurative and abstract motifs. Here the shape of the swimming cap is offered in a combination of colour and line transforming its silhouette almost beyond recognition, framed by corners bursting with bright pink and yellow.
|Artist Description||Gary Hume (born Kent, 1962) studied at Goldsmiths College of Art, London, 1985–88, emerging to become part of the Young British Artists group in the early 1990s. His work is characterized by a bright palette of flat colours, often using household gloss paints on polished aluminium panels with imagery drawn from popular contemporary culture in a manner recalling the Pop Art movements of the 60s and 70s. Hume refers to three main strands in his paintings as ‘flora, fauna and portraiture’.|
|Inscriptions||Signed and titled on the front, numbered on the reverse|
|Sheet Size||75 x 57cm|
|Sheet Size (Inches)||29¼ x 22¼ inches|
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|Technical Description||Linocut. Printed on 410gsm Somerset Satin paper in an edition of 30, published by The Paragon Press 2013.|
|Technique Pop ups||The artist cuts into the surface of a piece of lino with a simple gouge, knife or engraver’s tool. The surface of the lino is inked and printed: this can be done by passing it through a press, though it can also be done manually by rubbing the paper onto the lino with a spoon or a similar implement.|
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