Best known for his seductively glossy paintings that draw on popular imagery, Gary Hume is associated with the so-called Young British Artists generation. Hear him talk about his practice as a painter with psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader.
Gary Hume lives and works in London and upstate New York, USA. Solo shows include São Paulo Bienal (1996), Venice Biennale (1999) Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1999), the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (1999), Fundação La Caixa, Barcelona (2000), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2003), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2004) and the Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2004). Group shows include Tate Britain, London (2004), Louisiana Museum, Denmark (2004), Kunsthalle Basel (2002) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001).
Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst and a founding member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. He is President of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK and Visiting Professor at the Schoolof Humanand Life Sciences, RoehamptonUniversity. He is the author of several books including Introducing Lacan (1996), Why do women write more letters than they post? (1997), Stealing the Mona Lisa: What art stops us from seeing (2002), The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression (2008), What is Madness (2011) and, most recently, Strictly Bipolar (2013).