Limited Edition Print – Hugo Wilson, Untitled, 2013
Discover the captivating artistry of Hugo Wilson, a technically brilliant painter who studied Old Master techniques in Florence. Delving into the essence of art, he deconstructs the traditional painting methods that shaped his studies. Through abstraction and removing recognizable symbols, Hugo questions whether drama, emotion, and content can still resonate.
Wilson’s etching takes inspiration from Renaissance artist Giovanni Francesco Rustici's terracotta sculpture of the Anghiari Battle after Leonardo da Vinci which was on display at the Bargello National Museum in Florence during his residency. By extracting a narrative section, Wilson transforms figuration into abstraction, investigating the lingering drama and movement of the original in a detached manner. By doing so he creates a new symbol, an enigmatic representation of the human manifestation of faith, which elevates the print to a new level.
Selected exhibition history includes the New York Public Library, Modem Museum, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Project B, and Mihai Nicodim Gallery.
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