Gary Hume was born in Kent, England in 1962. He first received critical acclaim with a body of work known as the ‘Door’ paintings. These minimal and abstract works, with their high gloss paint and insistent reflective surfaces, developed in the early 1990s, led to a broader set of motifs, such as the nude, the portrait, the garden, and the pictorial idiom. His work have exhibited widely worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the São Paulo Bienal in 1996, Venice Biennale in 1999, and Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art in 2001.
Today, he lives and works in London and upstate New York.