Artist Story Gary Hume
Gary Hume is a celebrated English artist with a strong link to the YBA (Young British Artists) who came to prominence in the early 1990s. The group was noted for ‘shock tactics’ an attitude being both oppositional and entrepreneurial.
Working in both London and New York, Hume’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover and a one-person exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery in London.
He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996, awarded the Jerwood Painting Prize a year later and elected a Royal Academician in 2001.