Two Roses, 2009 - Gary Hume

About the Work

About Two Roses

In this print, Hume references the artists of Western Europe at the turn of the nineteenth century whose work was influenced by the Japanese woodblock wrapping papers used to protect porcelain and other goods shipped over from the East. He ...

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In this print, Hume references the artists of Western Europe at the turn of the nineteenth century whose work was influenced by the Japanese woodblock wrapping papers used to protect porcelain and other goods shipped over from the East. He sums up the piece as "two roses with a lilac area of disappointment."

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About the Artist

About Gary Hume

British artist Gary Hume is known for his brightly-colored, Minimalist paintings, which are usually figurative, yet highly reduced and abstracted. Hume favors bold shapes, flat ...

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British artist Gary Hume is known for his brightly-colored, Minimalist paintings, which are usually figurative, yet highly reduced and abstracted. Hume favors bold shapes, flat planes of color, high gloss paint, and reflective surfaces. Stripping his subjects of inessentials allows him to highlight their most compelling details and to create subtle displacements and deformities that slightly disrupt the careful construction of his compositions. Simple in style, yet complex in its denial of easy interpretation, Hume's work is at once Minimalist, Surreal, Pop, and Conceptual. He says, "Art is not about absolute concrete affirmations. Art has questions and doubts and ups and downs of preference."

Hume first achieved critical acclaim in the early 1990s for his series Doors, life-sized paintings of institutional doors. His subject matter then broadened to nudes, portraits, gardens, animals, and pop culture images. Notable exhibitions include his large-scale overlapping line drawings of nudes for his series Water Paintings shown at the 1999 Venice Biennale, and his 2006 solo show Cave Paintings at White Cube, which featured marble tableaux of collaged stones set together like tectonic plates.

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Two Roses, 2009

Gary Hume

Print
Size Price
22.67" x 17.13" $2,800
Edition of 45

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Japanese Woodblock Print.

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