Gary Hume Exhibition @ Tate Britain

Gary hume

昨日の続き。Gary Hume(ギャリー・ヒューム)は、ダミアン・ハーストなど同じGoldsmiths collageの卒業生とともに、ヤング・ブリティッシュ・アーティストを代表する一人で、1990年代初め頃、グロスペイントを施したhospital doorsシリーズで有名になった。テート・ブリテンのGary Hume展では、独特の色使いや筆致、構図で描かれた、過去約20年の絵画や立体作品約25点を展示している。

ヒュームは、鮮やかな色を好み、時に不調和と思える色の組み合わせを用いる。作品のモチーフは、母親や赤ん坊、友人、有名人などの人物、花や鳥などの自然や、雪だるまなど子供時代の思い出など。原形をわずかにとどめているものの、抽象画に近いほどゆがめたり細部を省略して、その主題を表現する。主な作品は初期の代表作・ Tony Blackburn (1993. photo galleryの4作目) や Blackbird (1998. 写真上)、そして最近の作品 Red Barn Door (2008) 等。


Continue from yesterday’s topic. Gary Hume is one of the YBA (Young British Artists) artists, together with fellow Goldsmiths graduates such as Damien Hirst, and came to prominence in the early 1990s with his hospital doors in high gloss paint. Tate Britain’s Gary Hume exhibition, showcasing around 25 works, highlights his innovative use of colour, line and composition over the last 20 years. 

Hume uses strong and sometimes dissonant colour combinations, with recognisable images often fragmented to near abstraction. His favoured subjects are figures such as mothers and babies, friends and celebrities, as well as images drawn from nature or childhood including flowers, birds and snowmen. Highlights include iconic early works such as Tony Blackburn (1993. 4th on photo gallery), and Blackbird (1998. photo above), as well as recent paintings such as Red Barn Door (2008).

I like his use of candy or gelato colours (look yummy), and his paintings on flowers and animals such as Tulips (2009) and Blackbird (1998) are very impressive. However, some of his portraits and faces, such as Michael Jackson and Angela Merkel (below), are rather dark and make me feel uncomfortable. 


Angela Merkel (2011)



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