Gary Hume

Gary Hume (b. 1962), who lives in London, is one of the most significant contemporary British artists. Hume became internationally known as a member of the Young British Artist movement, a group centering around Damien Hirst, which in 1988 attracted the attention of art collector Charles Saatchi and which enlivened the British arts scene in the 1990s. In 1996, Hume was nominated for the Turner Prize, and was admitted to the Royal Academy in 2001. High-gloss surfaces, created by Hume using enamel paints on hard substrates such as aluminum, are characteristic of his pictorial work. Reduced forms, stimulated by flora and fauna and inspired by portraits, clean edges and neat colors applied in several superimposed layers typify Hume’s elegant paintings, which fluctuate between abstract and figurative. In 2002, the artist created the sculpture “Love letters in your pyjamas” for the Montblanc Art Bags series. It combines floral shapes, pictograms and abstract patterns.

Montblanc Art to Go

  • About the Project

  • Jean-Marc Bustamante

  • Zou Cao

  • Gary Hume

  • Ma Jun

  • David LaChapelle

  • Huang Min

  • Marcel van Eeden

  • Anne & Patrick Poinier

  • Sylvie Fleury

  • Sam Taylor Wood

Your Wish List is currently empty.

If you have a Wish List saved under your montblanc.com account, please sign in.

Please sign in or register now.

Open  Arts & Culture Overview

Open  Arts & Culture Overview

Discover the world of arts & culture

  • Cultural Foundation

    The Montblanc Cultural Foundation has been committed to cultural projects worldwide since 1992.

     
  • Art

    Learn here which international art projects and institutions are promoted by Montblanc.

     
  • Theater

    By supporting theater projects worldwide, we continue the rich tradition of storytelling.

     
  • Music

    Montblanc is committed to various international music projects. Learn more about it here.

     
  • Montblanc De La Culture

    Since 1992 the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award has been honoring special merits on culture.

     
preload icon preload icon