Gary Hume

Two Roses

Gary Hume

Two Roses

Price: $3,500.00

Framing not included


Edition Size:
57.7 x 43.5 cm (22.7 x 17.1 in)
Signed and dated

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About the Artwork

Like a number of the Impressionist artists at the end of the 19th Century, Gary Hume took his inspiration for Two Roses from the Ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning “pictures of the floating world”, this Japanese movement was discovered in the West via the woodblock prints that made it famous and also through the patterned paper that wrapped the porcelain and other goods coming out of Asia.

"Two roses with a lilac area of disappointment."

Gary Hume

Gary Hume took up this labour-intensive traditional method and chose to use the inks created directly from the pigments (Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, Pencil Clay and Ultramarine Violet) printed several times onto fine rice paper hand-made from 100% Kozo fibre, which gives the artwork an exceptionally luminous quality.
 Two Roses demonstrates with great subtlety, the ambivalence of flora: at once fragile, light and delicate but also intense and magnificently present thanks to the striking colour of these two red roses, sublime at the peak of their bloom.

About the Artist

Hume Sig

Gary Hume (born 1962, England) emerged in the early ‘nineties as one of the foremost figures on the YBA (Young British Artists) scene, notably with his involvement in the exhibitions “Brilliant!” and “Sensations”.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Woodcut

Woodcut (also known as xylography) is the oldest system of engraving, and refers to engravings made on wood.