The Independent profiles YBA artist, Gary Hume. The unaffecting painter bristles as being called a decorative artist:
Hume loves gloss paint because of its ability to reflect light and change colour under different conditions and at different times of day. He flinches a little when I say that some might see his works as decorative. Certainly, their aesthetic qualities make them considerably more accessible than, say, one of the Chapman brothers’ penis-nosed dolls, and are undoubtedly the kind of paintings that people want to own.
A few years ago Elton John asked Hume to make something for his shower at home.Continue Reading