Limited edition etching by Hugo Wilson

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Limited edition etching by Hugo Wilson

900.00

Untitled, 2013

 

Etching, toner transfer
75 x 54 cm unframed
Edition of 30 plus 5 artist's proofs
(HW-0001)

 

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Hugo is a technically brilliant painter who studied Old Master techniques in Florence. He then went on to receive his Masters in Fine Art after which he turned his attentions to unravelling the paintings by the Old Masters he studied. Taking certain parts or details from these paintings and reducing the image to abstraction, Hugo explores whether the drama, the emotion and the content will still be present in the image if the recognisable symbols are removed.

Writing on his etching, Hugo asserts that it is “a continued investigation into human manifestation of faith. In this work, I have re-worked the terracotta sculpture by Renaissance artist Rustici depicting a mythological battle scene, currently on view at Bargello National Museum in Florence. I have removed the obvious narrative sections from the sculpture, creating a new generic symbol, which is understood to be that but cannot be pinned down”.

Select exhibition history includes: New York Public Library, New York, Modem Museum, Hungary; Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea; Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Project B, Milan; Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles.

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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.