Tomorrow's Tigers - Gary Hume

Regular price £18,000

Water Tiger, 2018
Hand-knotted, hand-spun, hand-dyed natural wool and silk
200x100cm
Limited edition of 10 plus one artist’s proof
Courtesy the artist, Sprueth Magers, London and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

This rug is woven in a high knot count to show off the intricate design and allow an antique look for the wool field. The tiger motif was woven in silk which contrasts with the matt wool that has then been cut short to emphasis the relief effect.

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GARY HUME

b. 1962, UK
Lives and works between London and New York

Hume is known for figurative and abstract paintings on aluminium panels, which often feature startling colour combinations made with paints purchased premixed from a hardware store. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Bienal de São Paulo in 1996, the same year he was nominated for the Turner Prize. His work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1999, and in 2001 he was elected to the Royal Academy. Monographic shows of Hume's work were organised at the Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany and the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, in 2004. Modern Art Oxford mounted a survey show of his Door paintings in 2008. In 2013, Tate Britain presented a focused survey spanning Hume’s career. Since then, numerous gallery exhibitions have taken place as well as installations of public art projects and participation in museum shows worldwide. Exhibitions of new work will open in Berlin and Los Angeles in 2019.

Sprueth Magers: www.spruethmagers.com
Matthew Marks Gallery: www.matthewmarks.com