Blue Nun is an exquisite work. Each silk screen is hand cut, printed onto an exceptionally thick paper in layers of high gloss, making the blue colour sing and the surface feel three dimensional. Expertly produced by Mark Jenkins at K2, each print is full bleed with the image hand cut.
Hume RA first came to prominence with his Door paintings in the 1990s. Hume represented Britain at the Venice Biennial in 1999 with his ‘Water Paintings’ which consisted of the overlapping outlines of female nudes. Other notable phases in Hume’s development as an artist include his ‘Cave Paintings’ with images made of different marbles, and ‘American Tan’ which explored the impact of the global spread of American culture. Since then his work predominantly consists of appropriated images from popular culture or nature, depicted in glossy paint on aluminium. Recent solo shows include Tate Britain, London, ‘Gary Hume: Flashback’, Arts Council Collection, touring; ‘The Indifferent Owl’, White Cube, London; ‘Structure and Absence’, White Cube, London.