"Art is not about absolute concrete affirmations. Art has questions and doubts." - Gary Hume
Keeping Mum is a woodcut print from prominent British YBA, Gary Hume.
Known for flat, geometric compositions, Hume's abstract works have interpreted everything from human figures, to hospital doors. By experimenting with scale, proportion and colour, Hume creates minimalist work with a pop-influenced aesthetic.
In Keeping Mum, via a soft palette and displaced forms Hume continues his exploration of loss and melancholy.
From a limited edition of 40, this woodcut print comes in a white box frame, and is signed and numbered by Hume.
Size (cm): 57 x 74
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 40
Size (cm): 57 x 74
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About the artist
Hume studied at Goldsmiths under Michael Craig Martin and his work was included in the Freeze exhibition organised by Hirst in 1988 that brought a number of artists, including Ian Davenport and Sarah Lucas to the attention of the art world.
Hume is best-known for abstract and figurative high gloss paintings of everyday objects on aluminium panels, most notably hospital doors. His work juxtaposes beauty and pleasure, with melancholy and a sense of loss.
Hume was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996, won the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997, and went on to represent Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999.