[caption id="attachment_2985" align="alignright" width="206"] Entrance to the Painted Doors Exhibition[/caption]
I have just spotted an Art of Doors exhibition that caught my eye which is currently on show at the Tate Britain in London. The show features the work of British artist Gary Hume. I must admit I had never heard of Gary Hume before, but it seems that he is one of Britain's most famous painters. From an early stage in his career, Hume focused on a theme of institutional doors.
His latest exhibition features glossy pink painted doors on the entrance to the Linbury galleries where his work is being shown alongside the work of fellow British painter Patrick Caulfield. Large pink doors welcome visitors to the exhibition and reflect the work that Hume first became famous for. Hume's "How to Paint a Door" is the first exhibit that visitors will see when they attend the show.
In 1988 Gary Hume displayed his paintings of hospital doors at one of Damien Hirst's exhibitions.
The current exhibition runs from 5th June to 1st September and features a mix of Hume's work covering a range of subjects including nature and portraits and there are various references to friends and celebrities. One of his more recent pieces included in the exhibition is a painting called Angela Merkel from his collection "Anxiety and the Horse".
Gary Hume's "Door Paintings" is a series of fifty colourful paintings of doors, mainly functional in appearance and originally based on the typical sight of doors within public institutions such as hospitals.
If you would like to see Gary Hume's exhibition then visit the Tate Britain on Millbank overlooking the River Thames.
If you would like to see a stunning collection of internal and external doors, available to buy for your home, then come and visit the Doorsan Showroom in Wyke, near Bradford in West Yorkshire. Here you can see and feel a wide range of modern and traditional internal and external doors.