Being and Time 2016

With this collection “Being and Time”, Humm draws heavily on historical art, in particular the Renaissance and blends it with a contemporary style to form a new genre best described as Pop Expressionism. From these and other sources, he creates playful mise-en-scènes that allow him to comment on the world around him. His work is often satirical, but never censorious, allowing the viewer to engage freely with each work unfettered by conventional orthodoxies.

Executed in oil on canvass 91x123cm, Humm employs a palette that serves his subject matter, blending vivid, pop like colours with rich, Italianate lustre, the latter most evident in his depiction of the materials he drapes over his figures, or deploys as backdrops to lend theatrical emphasis to the works.