‘The surface of me is all you get’, says Gary Hume, one of Britain’s most notorious artists. Tonight he is joined by broadcaster Tim Marlow for a discussion about his work, the art market and his view of contemporary painting. Born in 1962, Hume has been making pictures ever since he gave up working as an assistant film editor in the 1980s. He rose to prominence in the 1980s whilst creating a series of infamous door paintings, and enjoyed great commercial and critical success. Yet, after four years, he dramatically changed directions. He experimented with some sculptures of assembled objects and made a now infamous video of himself, smoking cigarettes and recounting a story called Me as King Cnut.His more recent work explore everything from the celebrity to the mystical. He continues to exhibit in Britain and abroad, and is well recognised for representing Britain at the 1999 Venice Biennale and being nominated for the Turner Prize in the same year.