Gary Hume

Archipelago

6 October - 23 December 2020

Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Gary Hume Destroyed School Drawing Pastel and charcoal on paper 75 × 55 cm 29 1/2 × 21 5/8 inches © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers

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Known for his distinctive gloss-on-aluminum paintings, Gary Hume has over the past three decades become recognized as a restless innovator and a supreme colorist. Archipelago features a new series of paintings, as well as a gallery devoted to his “Destroyed School” paintings and works on paper. While Hume is renowned for exploring a traditional painter’s repertoire of subjects such as birds, flowers and the human body, for Archipelago Hume casts his eye on the humanitarian crises of the present era.

Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Gary Hume Archipelago 6, 2020 Gloss paint on aluminium 214 × 151 cm 84 1/4 × 59 1/2 inches © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Gary Hume Archipelago 5, 2020 Gloss paint on aluminium 214 × 151 cm 84 1/4 × 59 1/2 inches © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers 7A Grafton
Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Gary Hume Archipelago 3, 2020 Gloss paint on aluminium 214 × 151 cm 84 1/4 × 59 1/2 inches © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Gary Hume Archipelago Purple Pastel on paper 75 × 55 cm 29 1/2 × 21 5/8 inches © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Installation view, Gary Hume, Archipelago, October 6– December 23, 2020 Photo: Benjamin Westoby © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Installation view, Gary Hume, Archipelago, October 6– December 23, 2020 Photo: Benjamin Westoby © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Installation view, Gary Hume, Archipelago, October 6– December 23, 2020 Photo: Benjamin Westoby © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Gary Hume at Sprueth Magers London 2020
Installation view, Gary Hume, Archipelago, October 6– December 23, 2020 Photo: Benjamin Westoby © Gary Hume Courtesy Sprüth Magers

Biography

Gary Hume (*1962, Tenterden) lives in London and New York. Selected solo exhibitions include Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (2020), Aspen Art Museum (2016), Tate Britain (2013), Modern Art Oxford (2008), Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2004), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2004), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2003), ICA, London (1999), Fundação La Caixa, Barcelona (2000) and The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (1999). Selected group exhibtions include National Portrait Gallery, London (2018), Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (2017), Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2016), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2014), Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev (2011), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006), Tate Britain, London (2004), Louisiana Museum (2004), Kunsthalle Basel (2002) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001), Venice Biennale (1999) and São Paulo Biennial (1996).

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