NEW YORK CITY–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Resonance
Hugo Galerie – Madison
Featuring Federico Infante
26 May 2022 – 10 July 2022

            "Resonance VIII," watercolor on board, 24" x 18" (61 x 46cm)  "Resonance Study X", graphite on paper, 34"x 26" (86 x 66cm)  


HUGO GALERIE is pleased to present
Resonance, a solo exhibition featuring a proliferation of works by Federico Infante. This collection is especially exciting for it is made up of not only entirely new pieces, but also entirely new media: drawing studies, watercolors, and multimedia installations that combine painting and sculpture. And with new material comes new perspective. Infante has traditionally painted the realm of dreams, but here investigates the periphery of our reality—where things resonate between our world and our imagination, and result in our experience.

Drawing studies are often understood as preliminary works, rough drafts of something yet to come. Infante’s drawing studies are defined ideas and fully finished. They exist not as visual notes, but visual statements. The artist has a reputation for presenting protagonists in suspended animation. The characters of his drawing studies diverge from this to appear sketched from observation. Though still preserved from context, they maintain one foot on the ground. As if a bookish young lady reposed among ferns with a cat on her lap is something you might experience on your average commute. There is a documentary quality to these pieces that is both comforting and uncanny.

Infante’s watercolors are geometric compositions of sensual experience. Each work is a blueprint for synesthesia, suggesting one might remember a scenic stroll as the feeling of leaves falling, the flutter of birds seeking roost, and the fleeting glimpse of a lover caught in the perfect ray of sunlight. They are fragmented reality. A fractured encounter in collision. They float somewhere between a confluence of impressions and dimensions. What cubism does to perspective, Infante does to experience. 

Perhaps the most striking example of the artist’s growing artistic practice is his multimedia work. These hybrid pieces merge painting and sculpture to create installations that seem to puncture definitions, expectations, and worlds. Infante has at once exposed a permeable membrane and decimated it. Demonstrated the instability of a frayed edge and built a foundation on it. Each painting and sculpture could command respect as an individual work of art—but in conflux, they vibrate. Their dialogue extends beyond themselves to include viewers. When eye-level with an angelic woman wreathed in swirling foliage, do you impose boundaries on her atmospheric aura or does the hard edge evaporate to envelope you? Infante challenges us to decide whether our reality is leaking into the art or the art is reaching out to us. Or maybe this relationship is not determined, but under negotiation? Maybe, it depends on your experience.

HUGO GALERIE is a fine art gallery in New York City specializing in contemporary figurative painting and sculpture. The gallery represents an international roster of artists working in a variety of media and range of genres. Please direct inquiries to info@hugogalerie.com.

 

“Resonance VIII,” watercolor on board, 24″ x 18″ (61 x 46cm), 
“Resonance Study X,” graphite on paper, 34″ x 26″ (86 x 66cm),
“A Tale from the Mountains,” mixed media, 53″ x 70″ x 12½” (135 x 178 x 32cm)

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NEW YORK CITY–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Alejandro Quincoces
Hugo Galerie – Soho
Featuring Alejandro Quincoces
28 May 2022 – 10 July 2022

 

              "Prestige," oil on board, 67" x 70¾" (170 x 180cm)  "Noche en la Ría," oil on board, 33½" x 33½" (85 x 85cm)

HUGO GALERIE is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the art of Alejandro Quincoces. The works flicker and flourish with the momentum of something still being realized. Their energy sweeps across each painting, impervious to the boundary of the canvas edge. His railways, roads, and rivers all too easily lead our unsuspecting eyes off the paint and into oblivion. They are unstoppable. And we are unstoppable in their presence. 

Quincoces’ inspiration is the consistent evolution of our surroundings. The urban and natural elements of his paintings are always in flux: the streetlights and automobiles of his cities, the reflections and ripples of his waterways, and the sunlight and cloudfilter of his skies that surround them both. They are all a bit smudgy, possibly smeared, certainly malleable. Everything is in a state of motion and transformation. Not only moving, but also becoming. 

This overwhelming sense of possibility is passed on to his viewers and they become activators of his artistic practice. The audience, in a sense, finishes each artwork. This is because Quincoces supplies the spectator with the pieces to the puzzle but not the final result. It is our own intuition, expectations, and experiences that inform what we actually see in each of his works. Is the horizon one you’ve witnessed before or only imagined? Is the harbor of your past or future? Is the skyline from your reality or dreams? 

Quincoces poses these questions not to interrogate his viewers, but to encourage their active participation in his works. This is a collaboration. The intrinsic subjectivity of each canvas makes perspective personal. It empowers

HUGO GALERIE is a fine art gallery in New York City specializing in contemporary figurative painting and sculpture. The gallery represents an international roster of artists working in a variety of media and range of genres. Please direct inquiries to info@hugogalerie.com.

“Noche en N.Y.,” oil on board, 33½” x 33½” (85 x 85cm)
“Prestige,” oil on board, 67″ x 70¾” (170 x 180cm)
“Noche en la Ría,” oil on board, 33½” x 33½” (85 x 85cm)

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JOSEPH ADOLPHEELIZABETH ALLISON | FRANÇOIS ANTON | DIEGO BENÉITEZBETH CARTER | MARC CHALMÉ | GUILLAUME CHANSAREL | YVES CRENN | JESÚS CURIÁ | MARC DAILLYLAURENT DAUPTAIN | FABIENNE DELACROIX | NICOLAS DE LA HOZPHILIPPE H. DEQUESNE | JERNEJ FORBICI | ĠOXWA | ALBERT HADJIGANEV | FEDERICO INFANTE | PHILIPPE CHARLES JACQUET | CHIZURU MORII KAPLAN | CHRISTA KIROVA | SANDRINE PAUMELLE | JOSEPH PAXTON | PATRICK PIETROPOLI | ALEJANDRO QUINCOCES | DANIEL RAYNOTT | XAVIER RODÉS | ERIC ROUX-FONTAINE | BRIAN KEITH STEPHENSBENOÎT TRIMBORN

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