“My desire to be an artist really came out of being broke and unemployed and incapable of holding a job down,” Gary Hume told The Guardian in 2013. “That’s what it was driven by for sure.” One of the poster boys for the Young British Artists, Hume’s latest exhibition, taking place in the newly renovated Sprüth Magers gallery tucked away behind London’s Bond Street, is testament to just how far he’s come. Mum is the gallery’s debut exhibition, and Hume’s first in the UK since his retrospective at Tate Britain in 2013. Marking a new chapter in the artist’s practice, his new works on paper are a meditation on memory and feature abstracted visions of figures, objects and scenes from his childhood in Kent.
Pictured: Gary Hume, Cheap Sweets, 2016