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Hugo Cantegrel

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Just Before We Begin at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Just Before We Begin at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Sometimes I cry for nothing, 2020

Blue neon, electrical wires, transformer

300×40 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Just Before We Begin at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Every man for himself I (serie of 2), 2019

Glazed ceramic, Nylon Cable Ties, Wheels

65x65x26 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Every man for himself II (serie of 2), 2019

Glazed ceramic, Nylon Cable Ties, Wheels

65x65x26 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Just Before We Begin at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Every man for himself III (serie of 2), 2019

Glazed ceramic, Nylon Cable Ties, Wheels

65x65x26 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of Every man for himself III (serie of 2), 2019

Glazed ceramic, Nylon Cable Ties, Wheels

65x65x26 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Just Before We Begin at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Unidentified I (series of 4), 2019

Stolen photos from internet, prints on acrylic, light box

162x56x21cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

You will not be forgotten VI, 2019

Print on aluminium, red neon, wood

78x122x08 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

404 (An error has occurred), 2020

25 elements of pink neon, electrical wires, transformer

Variable dimension

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Holiday Landscape, 2015

Metal, wood, acrylic, fluorescent paint

200×200 cm

 

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of Holiday Landscape, 2015

Metal, wood, acrylic, fluorescent paint

200×200 cm

 

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

It was a Good Day, 2019

Neon Light

Variable Dimensions

 

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of It was a Good Day, 2019

Neon Light

Variable Dimensions

 

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Hell What A View at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of SHAPE (NOCTORNO BLUE) & SHAPE (BEACH YELLOW), 2018

Aluminium, paint, spray paint, transparent resin

Dimension variable

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of SHAPE (NOCTORNO BLUE), 2018

Aluminium, paint, spray paint, transparent resin

Dimension variable

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of SHAPE (BEACH YELLOW), 2018

Aluminium, paint, spray paint, transparent resin

Dimension variable

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

SHAPE (FLAMINGO PINK), 2018

Aluminium, paint, spray paint, transparent resin

Dimension variable

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of SHAPE (FLAMINGO PINK), 2018

Aluminium, paint, spray paint, transparent resin

Dimension variable

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Hell What A View at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of MANIFESTATION SILENCIEUSE, 2018

Acrylic, spray paint, textile

400cm x 200cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of DANSES SOLAIRES, 2018

Acrylic, spray paint, textile

200cm x 134cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of NOCTURNE ANDALOUSE, 2018

Acrylic, spray paint, textile

200cm x 134cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

HELL, WHAT A VIEW, 2018

UV print on aluminium, metal structure

200cm x 118cm x 1cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Detail of HELL, WHAT A VIEW, 2018

UV print on aluminium, metal structure

200cm x 118cm x 1cm

 

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

CE QU’IL RESTE DE NOS RÊVES, 2019

Paper airplane, fan, nylon thread

Dimensions variables

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

CE QU’IL RESTE DE NOS RÊVES, 2019

Paper airplane, fan, nylon thread

Dimensions variables

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

Exhibition view of Hell What A View at Foco gallery, 2018

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

TENDRESSE I, 2018

UV print on aluminium, metal structure

110cmx 60cm x 01cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

TENDRESSE II, 2018

UV print on aluminium, metal structure

110cmx 60cm x 01cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

PASSWORD PARADISE, 2019

Neon, metal structure

120cm x 12cm x 10cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

TERRAINS VAGUES, 2017

Ceramic, enamel

20 x 20 x 20 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

TERRAINS VAGUES, 2017

Ceramic, enamel

20 x 20 x 20 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

TERRAINS VAGUES, 2017

Ceramic, enamel

20 x 20 x 20 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

TERRAINS VAGUES, 2017

Ceramic, enamel

20 x 20 x 20 cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

LOOKING AROUND THE SKY I, 2017

Mdf, motor, object

180cm x 20cm x 20cm

Foco Galeria Hugo Cantegrel

LOOKING AROUND THE SKY II, 2017

Mdf, motor, object

180cm x 20cm x 20cm

Hugo Cantegrel is a french artist. He studied in Paris and in London. He graduated from Central Saint martins school in 2015. Since then, he lives in Lisbon where he works. Hugo cantegrel’s practice is built up from an autobiographical narrative. He works with installation which main concern to him is about composition. He is looking for a certain visual musicality, a certain theatricality in the installation.

In this way, some works are main characters; some others have a subordinate role. Some bring a dynamic for the eye of the viewer, some act as silences.

His work is strongly influenced by the Nouveau Roman. As in “Les Choses” by Georges Perec, everyday life objects become the main characters of multiple narrations. He likes to keep his work open. It is to say that he is looking for different layers of understanding, a certain idea of universality, a mass of references, a call for memories, an interweaving of narrations that each viewer is able to create.

The works’ aesthetic is based on the interior of houses. When inside someone’s flat, he likes to see decorative arrangements as landscapes of objects. Everyday-life objects have entered the museum now, and people are able to look at it as art pieces because they change their way of looking at things, they look at them in a different profile. We can look at objects in a house as an installation in a gallery and the world reveals its poetry, its musicality, its theatricality.