Work by acclaimed contemporary artist goes on show in Aberdeen

26 October 2012

An exhibition by Gary Hume, one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, known for his brightly coloured paintings and use of abstract forms has opened at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

Gary Hume Flashbackfeatures the early 'door' paintings which earned Hume international recognition in the early 1990s as well as paintings from the artist's studio.

Hume was part of the now renowned Freeze exhibition in 1988 which launched a new generation in British art. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996, and has represented Britain at the Sao Paulo and Venice Biennales in 1996 and 1999 respectively.

Gary Hume is the third artist to appear in the Arts Council Collection's series of Flashback shows, which showcase world-renowned British artists whose works were acquired early on by the Collection.

Deirdre Grant, head of public programmes at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums said: "Aberdeen Art Gallery is delighted to be working with the Arts Council Collection to bring this major body of work by one of the country's most important contemporary artists to Aberdeen. The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see work they would normally have to travel to see and it perfectly complements the city's own significant and developing collection of contemporary art."

Gary Hume Flashback is a touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London.

The exhibition is open until Saturday 19 January 2013.