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American Tan XXIV – Gary Hume

American Tan XXIV -  Gary Hume

American Tan XXIV - Gary Hume

2007
Edition of 150
Screenprint from 7 screens and 3 varnishes, hand embossed areas, printed on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized paper
Paper size 122 x 100 cm
Image size 99 x 78 cm

The paintings and sculpture in Hume’s ‘American Tan’ series emerge from his fascination with the all-American cheerleader and how such an innocuous figure can express so many ideas about American culture. Hume abstracts their athletic bodies and adornments to create beautiful, simple shapes of positive and negative space in Hume’s distinctive style. Hume pays special attention to subtle changes in the printed form such as tonal variations and line adjustments. The formal simplicity of the print is given depth by embossing, which mimics the surface variations that are evident in Hume’s paintings, and adds a sensual dimension to the flat surface of the print.

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Beautifully grotesque, the hell and horror of the brothers grim Jake and Dinos Chapman

Emerging from the Saatchi Young British Artists circus Jake and Dino Chapman have carved out a sinister corner of the art world all for themselves.     

Take a step with me into their world – it’s filled with horror, mutation, apocalypse, sadism and McDonald’s. Sound like fun? Well actually humour is key to their work – a child like sense of destruction and naughtiness pervades everything.    

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Zygotic acceleration, biogenetic, desublimated libidinal model, 1995  

Jake and Dinos Chapman McDonalds Sculpture 

Check out a video of their Hell installation here:   

Jake Dinos Chapman, War 2004 

Jake and Dinos Chapaman, Filthy Lucre Even their most gruesome work has precedents in the ‘establishment’ – their iconic “Great deeds! Against the dead” work featured in Charles Saatchi’s Sensation show is a parody of Goya’s Disasters of War series. See their work and Goya’s original directly below:      

Jake and Dinos Chapman Great Deeds! Against the Dead”, 1994, mixed media with plinth

Jake and Dinos Chapman Great Deeds! Against the Dead” 1994

 

Goya, “Great Deeds! Against the Dead”, 1810-20,

Goya, “Great Deeds! Against the Dead”, 1810-20,