Designer

Gary Hume

Gary Hume

Biography

One of the Young British Artists (YBAs) who dominated the UK art scene in the 1990s, Goldsmiths alumnus Gary Hume is known for creating abstract paintings on aluminium panels, using high-gloss industrial paints. After attracting the eye of Charles Saatchi with his Door Paintings (life-size images of hospital doors), Hume went on to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale and the Bienal de São Paulo, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996 and was elected to the Royal Academy in 2001. Tate Britain held a career-spanning retrospective of Hume’s work in 2013.