Pinks, 2001, by Gary Hume RA

by Gary Hume RA

This limited-edition print was displayed in a recent Art Sales exhibition at the Keeper’s House, ‘Gary Hume RA: Prints Pictures’.
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Artwork details

Artist Gary Hume RA
Medium Print
Colour Brown/Multicolour
Dimensions 3 x 44cm
Fabric & material Silkscreen
Edition 45

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Artwork description

Hume’s limited-edition prints are often derived from his large-scale paintings, which are characteristically made using household gloss paint. The artist’s subject matter ranges from studies of flora and fauna to portraits, but the resulting images are far from traditional representations. Hume’s careful placement of forms, unexpected cropping and precise choice of hue combine to produce arresting, intriguing work that hovers between abstraction and figuration. Although his paintings are often characterised by their flatness, printmaking has allowed Hume to experiment with scale, as well as traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques which provide an opportunity to create subtle texture within his works on paper.

Published and printed in New York, this smaller-scale print derived from a still life is given its characteristic intended flatness using the screenprinting technique. The print is based on an enamel on aluminium painting of the same name from 2000. Hume’s meticulous composition ‘cuts off’ the image at its edges giving it a sense of ambiguity in places where the silhouetted flora forms are forced to become abstracted. Hume often works from life or historical botanical drawings from his wide personal collection.

Artist Sales: this work is sold by the artist. The sale is facilitated by RA Enterprises (RAE) for which RAE receives a commission from the artist only.

About Gary Hume RA

Gary Hume RA graduated from Goldsmith’s College in 1988. That same year, he took part in his first group exhibitions at Karsten Schubert Ltd and in Freeze: Part II at Surrey Docks. After his first solo exhibition in 1989, his international reputation grew and he was invited to take part in major group exhibitions throughout the 1990s. Such was his success, he... Go to artist page