Largest diameter 90 cm
Weight 674 kg
Gary Hume is best known for his stylized depictions of everyday objects using high-gloss industrial paint. Hume's work often refers to pure forms with bright and simplified colors. The larger-than-life scale of the Snowman is iconic for the recurrent subject in the artist's oeuvre. By blurring the line between representation and abstraction, the artist plays with a familiar childhood shape and reduce it into generic form and color. The sculpture is made first in clay and then cast in bronze, a permanent and stable material which counterpoints the ephemeral nature of snow.
Zurich, Swiss Re Next
© 2014 Gary Hume
Image copyright: Stefan Altenburger