Soria, Spain, 1981
Trained at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Salamanca and Rome, he develops exhibition exhibition projects whose nature is heterogeneous. Initially pictorial, his work has been expanding to other fields
expanding into other fields such as video, sound or audiovisual installation.
The last few years I have been working on a project in which I explore the relationship between cinematic reality and our everyday life. Also the possible analogies between the history of painting and cinema.
The fiction in movies helps me to know the environment in which I live and to know myself. Movies are my source of visual and conceptual resources. I’m interested in our sense of permission with movies, how, due to their fictional nature, they approach unimaginable subjects within the social codes that make a reality such as ours remain regulated.
Recurring motifs in the history of painting such as the landscape, the house, the salon, or the figure often play a major role in my work, as a cinematographic plane that goes from the general to the singular.
Each painting, seemingly normal, encloses some enigma, some unstable element, one or more visual fissures that places the image close to the conventional but in a different terrain, supposedly familiar but really unknown.
Sound and music have always been present in my work, whether in painting, video or directly in sound productions performed under my first name or the alias Lynda Blair.
– Hugo Alonso
PRELUDE of a Sci-Fi Film Noir, Galerie Youn, Montreal, Canada (2022)
CRASH, Alzueta Gallery Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2022)
AUDIO, Alzueta Gallery Turó Park, Barcelona, Spain (2022)
The white door, Llamazares Gallery, Spain (2021)
Smells like teen spirit, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona (2021)
Undone, DA2, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain (2020)
November, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
RAW, Galerie Youn, Montreal, Canada (2017)
Blonde, Pigment Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2016)
Pendulum, CEART, Madrid, Spain (2016)
Believers, La Salina, Spain (2015)
Drop, Faquir Fest, DA2, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain (2010)
Frederick Treves and the surgeon’s room, Salvador Díaz Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2010)
Paintingdrome, DA2, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain (2007)
Youniverse, Galerie Youn, Montreal, Canada (2022)
Galerie Le jardin, miroir du monde, Château du Rivau, Loira, France (2022)
COME WHAT MAY, Aeroplastics Gallery, Brussels (2021)
The clown Spirit, Ronny Van De Velde Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium (2020)
Bailar de Arquitectura, Fernán Gómez, Madrid, Spain (2019)
Las formas de la luz, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2019)
TOC, DA2, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain (2016)
Poétique quotidienne, Galerie Youn, Montreal, Canada (2016)
This is not a love song, Pera Museum, Instanbul (2015)
Expanded light: new technologies in spanish videoart, Telefónica Foundation, Madrid, Spain (2015)
Unlikely landscapes, CyL Institution / Theatre of Guarda, CyL / Spain, Portugal (2012)
Art and Videoclip, Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain (2012)
Generation, La Casa Encendida, Spain (2008)
Della Pittura Digitalis, Caprice Horn Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2007)
Mixed Emotions, DA2, Salamanca, Spain (2008)
Existence, MUSAC, León, Spain (2007)
Heterotopies, Oktogon HfBK, Dresden, Germany(2007).
Gold Medal at the International Exhibition Valdepeñas (2022)
Colección Rucandio Award, Madrid, Spain (2019)
Art Madrid Noca Paper Best Solo Project (2016)
Gaceta Fundation Young Painters Prize (2013)
Young Art Castilla y León Institution (2011)
Painting Prize Caja España (2008)
Optica Videoart Prize (2008/2007)
Young Artists Prize Castilla y León Caja Burgos (2007)
ARCO (Spain), ZONA MACO (Mexico), VOLTA (Switzerland), SEATTLE ART FAIR (USA), ART TORONTO (Canada), ART PARIS (France), PAPIER (Canada), ART MIAMI (USA), ART MADRID (Spain), CIRCA (Puerto Rico), ART FAIR (Germany), ART ELYSEES (France), FOR REAL (Holland), CONTEXT (USA), ARTE SANTANDER (Spain), TEXAS CONTEMPORARY (USA), ART ON PAPER (USA) o CROSSROADS (UK).
ARTWORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Colección SOLO (Madrid), MUSAC (Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León), DA2 (Contemporary Art Museum Domus Artium 2002), CAB (Contemporary Art Museum Burgos), Colección Pilar Citoler, Colección Bassat, BMW Fundation, CEART (Contemporary Art Museum Tomás y Valiente), Diputación de Salamanca, Gaceta Fundation and Caja España among others.
He was invited by The New York Times Magazine to create a specific artwork for the October 2017 cover.