Gary Hume, Sunday, 2018
Four colour silkscreen with hand finished spray-paint elements
82 × 106cm
Edition of 35 + 5APs, each with unique finish, signed and numbered
The Institute of Contemporary Arts is pleased to present this edition produced exclusively for the ICA by Gary Hume.
Gary Hume is one of Britain’s most highly respected painters. He is among the internationally celebrated group of Young British Artists that studied at Goldsmiths, University of London in the late 1980s. Hume’s highly distinctive compositions are marked by an innovative use of colour, line and surface.
The edition presented here is based on the painting of the same name, which Hume produced as part of Mum, his 2017 solo show at Sprüth Magers, London. Taking the image of the lamb as the central point, the edition is a meditation on innocence and spirituality, placing these qualities in dialogue with the violence of human existence. The coalescence, intersection and interstices of these areas is reinforced further by the title Sunday, connotes the Christian day of rest, as well as the banal ways in which we utilise that day in domestic life, for instance with the Sunday roast.
Produced as a three-colour silkscreen by esteemed print fabricators Jealous, each edition has been hand-finished by Hume, who has spray-painted the marker on the lamb’s rump. Sunday is immediately recognisable as coming from Hume’s stable, through the stylised form of the lamb and the way in which its figure both emerges from and merges with the paper on which it is printed.
Gary Hume lives and works between London and New York. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and the São Paulo Biennial in 1996, the same year he was nominated for the Turner Prize. In 2001, he was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Aspen Art Museum (2016), Tate Britain, London (2013), Modern Art Oxford (2008), Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2004), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2004), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2003), ICA, London (1999), Fundação La Caixa, Barcelona (2000) and The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (1999). Group shows include National Portrait Gallery, London (2018), Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (2017), Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2016), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2014), Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev (2011), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006), Tate Britain, London (2004), Louisiana Museum, Denmark (2004), Kunsthalle Basel (2002) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001).
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