Gary Hume is best known for his figurative and abstract paintings on aluminum panels, which often feature startling color combinations made with premixed household paints. His first one-person exhibition in the United States, at Matthew Marks Gallery in 1992, included five of his signature Door paintings. Since then he has had more than a dozen exhibitions at the gallery, featuring not only his paintings on aluminum but also his sculptures and works on paper.

Hume (b. 1962) attended Goldsmiths in London. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Bienal de São Paulo in 1996, the same year he was nominated for the Turner Prize. His work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1999, and in 2001 he was elected to the Royal Academy. Since then he has had one-person exhibitions at instutions across Europe, including the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover, Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, Modern Art Oxford, Tate Britain, and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium. Hume currently lives and works in London and Accord, New York.