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Gary Hume

Born UK, 1962

Hume graduated from Goldsmiths College of Art in 1988. His most recognisable early work, life size representations of hospital doors, were included in the now infamous ‘Freeze’ exhibition organised by Damien Hirst. Bought by Charles Saatchi they were included in the Royal Academy’s 1997 ‘Sensation’ exhibition. Moving away from the door motif, Hume has created paintings using gloss paint on aluminium, often using images of celebrities, animals, or images from childhood.

He has been nominated for the Turner Prize (1996), won the Jerwood Prize (1997) and become one of the youngest artists to be made a Royal Academician (2001). His recent solo exhibitions include ‘Door Paintings’ at Modern Art Oxford in 2008, ‘American Tan’ at White Cube Mason’s Yard in 2007 and ‘Angels, Flowers & Icons’ at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings in 2007.