Mon 23 June 2008, The Independent

Double trouble: The visual language of Gary Hume and Cy Twombly is a challenge for the viewer

By Tom Lubbock
Chalk and cheese; chalk first. Gary Hume's Door Paintings are based on the kind of double swing doors you find in the corridors of hospitals and colleges. These simple and recognisable arrangements of circles and rectangles provide the motifs for a series of "abstract" paintings – approximately door-sized and painted in household gloss – that Hume has made from the late 1980s until now. About 20 of them are showing in Modern Art Oxford.
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