Gary Hume

Gary Hume (b. 1962) studied at Goldsmiths College of Art, London, UK, emerging to become part of the Young British Artists (YBAs) 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 1960s and 70s. Hume was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996 and was winner of the prestigious Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997. A major exhibition at Tate Britain in 2013 paired Hume with the late Patrick Caulfield. Hume’s work is included in notable collections including Arts Council Great Britain, the Tate Collection and the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.