Gary Hume

1962 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Gary Hume is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United Kingdom. Gary Hume was born in 1962. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Chris Ofili, Sam Taylor-Johnson (Taylor-Wood), Chantal Joffe, Tacita Dean and David Shrigley.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gary Hume's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in Denmark, Italy, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, Galleria Lorcan O'Neill in Italy, as well as Grob Gallery in Switzerland. Gary Hume most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Beers London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition The Great Storeroom Show (Online). The exhibition was open from 14 November 2019 until 20 December 2019. Gary Hume's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Carl Freedman Gallery in the United Kingdom (27 September 2019 - 14 December 2019) with the name Bedeaux and Sprüth Magers | London in the United Kingdom (23 July 2019 - 13 September 2019) with the name NEW ORDER: ART, PRODUCT, IMAGE 1976 - 1995. Gary Hume's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called ZWANZIG and took place at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin, Germany from the 14 November 2017 to 27 January 2018.

Gary Hume in private collections

It is the collector Edwin Visser, who is in possession of work by Gary Hume at Artland. Edwin Visser also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Qafar Rzayev, and Bruno Augsburger.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the consequent rise of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant degree outshined by their respective influence on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially distinctive of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Gary Hume

Gary Hume was born in 1962 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Gary Hume

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 11

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