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"Beauty", Solo Exhibition by Gary Hume
4 February 2012 - 1 April 2012
PinchukArtCentre 2012

PinchukArtCentre presents the first solo exhibition by the British artist Gary Hume in Eastern Europe. The show entitled Beauty includes more than 60 paintings, drawings and two sculptures.

Gary Hume’s painting seduces often by being beautiful. Starting his artistic practice with his famous “door paintings”, life-size representations of hospital doors, which he made from 1980s until 1993, later researching themes like a human body, portrait, nature, birds, flowers, etc. With high-gloss household paint on aluminium sheets he creates cool and slick fields of colour defining the surface. In general Hume’s practice is characterised by this unique chose of material combined with the strategy of starting his painting from existing images which through a lengthy process of abstraction are rarely traceable within the final work.

Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “Gary Hume is a painter who reflects Beauty in the most sensitive way, in colouring and shaping human beings and nature. His exhibition is a wonderful view into a new world.”

The show offers a complex view of Gary Hume as an artist caught up in the tension between beauty and concept. The show combines some essential older works with recent work groups such as Rainbow, Anxiety and the Horse and several newly created paintings and sculptures such as the series Bikini, never shown in public before, as well as other drawings and paintings.

It is located on the 4th floor and lasts from 4 February to 1 April 2012 in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine. Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 12 am to 9 pm. Admission is free.

24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

A group show of 20 artists nominated for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 650 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries. Each work is especially produced for the exhibition and forms an independent artistic statement.

Vernissage of the shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018


24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents the 1st solo exhibition in Eastern Europe by Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa), the Main Prize Winner of the 4th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The show includes a major soil installation specially produced for the PinchukArtCentre.