Today an exhibition of artworks spanning 20-years of British painter Gary Hume’s career opens at Tate Britain

Young Patrons talk to Gary Hume in his studio

Young Patrons talk to Gary Hume in his studio

© Tate Photography

Born in 1962, he studied at London’s Goldsmiths College in the late 1980s and was part of the part of the internationally celebrated group of Young British Artists. However, beyond a biog, what more would you like to know about Gary and his art?   

Gary Hume Tate Britain exhibition entrance painted doors

Gary Hume, painted doors to exhibition entrance, Tate Britain

Photograph: Samuel Drake, Tate Photography

As his painted doors to the exhibition swing open to the public for the first time, Gary will be replying to your questions in a live Q&A over Twitter at 1pm BST today. Get involved by tweeting your questions to @Tate including #Hume and send your questions directly to the artist.

Want to know a bit more about Gary before you reach for Twitter? Take a look at our film shot on the eve of his show in his studio:

Here Gary talks about his working practice, his famous preference for household gloss paints and how for him: ‘There’s no cathartic process in painting. I only get pleasure [while painting] while there’s a problem, and when I solve that problem I need to make another one’.

See you on Twitter!