Gary Hume at Matthew Marks Gallery

by Ryane Gonsalves

Starting 26 January, Gary Hume will be the next artist to exhibit his work at Matthew Marks gallery in Los Angeles until 30 March. This is the artist’s first time exhibiting in Los Angeles as a solo artist in over 27 years. Hume will have some of his recent explorations on paper, including his expansive poetry of Monet’s Water Lilies.

Living back and forth between London and Accord, New York, Hume has produced some of his most cherished work. His display will include paintings such as Petals (2017) and Three Leaves (2016-17). Several of his paintings, including the ones mentioned before, were inspired by his childhood memories of his mother.

Hume’s array of art will contain eight of his brand new enamel works. As with all of his pieces, these paintings showcase the elements in which Hume desires his art to express. He specifically enjoys the waviness of enamel paint. “I think if you don’t love the moment you are doing it, if you don’t love the line, if you don’t love the brush with the paint on it, it doesn’t work,” says Hume on the enamel technique he uses.

Some of his other exhibits have been at Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin, Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, and Tate Britain in London. Hume’s also represented Britain at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1996 and the Venice Biennial in 1999.

Gary Hume from January 26 to March 30 Matthew Marks Gallery

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