Gary Hume is one of the most significant British painters of his generation, unrivalled among his contemporaries in his conceptual elegance, sensuousness and unashamed use of colour as form.
Hume emerged onto the British art scene with his Door Paintings, large monochrome paintings inspired by hospital doors, in the now legendary Freeze exhibition in 1988 (curated by Damien Hirst), which heralded a new generation of British artists.
Praised for their play on the language of modernist abstraction and the democracy of their motif, the Door Paintings would form the basis of Hume’s artistic development. Twenty years after their first appearance, Gary Hume: Door Paintings surveys this rich body of work.
Featuring essays by Thomas Lawson and Suzanne Cotter, this fully illustrated catalogue offers the chance to consider Gary’s Hume’s paintings from a broad and compelling perspective.