Showcasing his trademark clear lines and bold colours, Gary Hume’s site-specific installation Pecking Bird is installed on campus at Regent’s Place. Set almost 14 metres above the traffic and pedestrians at the Brock Street and Hampstead Road intersection, the work is created from 20 panels and was commissioned by British Land in 2013.
A key artist of Damien Hirst’s Young British Artist generation, Hume is currently presenting a solo display of works on paper at London’s Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly to 24 April. Open daily and free to view on request, the exhibition comprises recent works created by the artist at the Royal Academy Schools alongside a series of earlier editions.
Hovering between figuration and abstraction, the pieces demonstrate Hume’s on-going preoccupation with tone, colour and line. Simply call to the Royal Academy’s main reception before 4 pm and ask to see this display in the Keeper’s House, a building adjoining the Royal Academy which also houses a restaurant, café, cocktail bar and garden – the perfect place for unwinding over lunch or dinner. The exhibition forms part of the Royal Academy’s Art Sales Programme and is supported by the Own Art Scheme.
Courtesy the artist and RA Schools
Screen print on paper
Courtesy White Cube and the artist
Screen print with linocut
Courtesy Galerie Simpson
London based Gary Hume (b UK 1962) studied at Goldsmiths College during the 1980s and is one of the artists who participated in the now seminal Freeze exhibitions during that decade. Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996, he was awarded the prestigious Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997 and appointed Royal Academician in 2001. More recently, Hume has showcased work internationally and his work was the subject of a display at Tate Britain in 2013.
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