Limited Edition Print – Hugo Wilson, Untitled, 2013
Hugo Wilson lives and works in London. His work has been exhibited at the The National Museum, Stockholm, Ateneum Art Museum of the Finnish National Museum, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts in Debrecen, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Wilson is collected by the New York Public Library, the Deutsche Bank Collection, the Janet de Botton Collection, the United States Library of Congress and many others. He came to international attention in 2010 at the Busan Biennale, and in 2011 and 2012 respectively was offered solo exhibitions at Project B Gallery, Milan and Nicodim Gallery, LA. Wilson works across media including drawing, painting, installation and sculpture. He is decidedly contemporary, even avant-garde in his pursuit of discovering meaning in today’s world. However, he is clearly affected by history – not simply the chronology of the past, but the complicated story of art’s relationship with religion, science and the politics of Church and State.
Villa Lena Foundation Print Editions- The Traditional Art of Printmaking with contemporary artistsEach year the Villa Lena Foundation works in collaboration with II Bisonte and a selection of contemporary artists on the Villa Lena residency programme in order to develop and produce a series of limited edition prints. Artists work with expert technicians to explore new techniques and push their practice into exciting and uncharted territory. A number of these unique prints are now available to purchase online.
Il Bisonte is a print-workshop for graphic arts founded in Florence in 1959 by Maria Luigia Guaita. Many artists – both Italian and non – accepted the invitation to work at Il Bisonte. including members of the Futurist movement -Gino Severini, Carlo Carrà, Alberto Magnelli, and such international stars as Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Helen Chadwick, Alexander Calder and Henry Moore. In 1983 Il Bisonte became a non-profit Cultural Centre and opened an international school, with the focus to preserve the teaching and printing of the traditional engraving techniques.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM PRINT SALES WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE VILLA LENA FOUNDATION.