GARY HUME, Misery, 2012
49,8 x 32 cm
silver paper, acrylic paint, collage on hand made paper
series of 25 unique collages
published by Monopol – Magazin für Kunst und Leben, Berlin € 3.900,- December 2012
Famously Gary Hume once said: ‘The surface is all you get of me’, and one can see in this collage what he means given that his work is so smooth and polished. He is known for paintings between figuration and abstraction on aluminum panels, which often feature colour combinations made with industrial paints.
Gary Hume was one of the very first of the Young British Artists to be embraced by the art establishment – the first to win the Jerwood Prize in 1997, the first to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999, the first to be elected to the Royal Academy in 2001.