Hugo Dalton started to record and understand his surroundings through drawing. He developed a methodical visual language to capture and explore the world around him with precise minimal marks.
After obtaining a scholarship he went on to graduate from Goldsmiths University with first class honours in Fine Art and Architectural History. His wallpaintings are the manifestation of these early studies, each aims to extend the space of its location both physically and conceptually. He developed a way of projecting his drawings onto surfaces, these lightdrawings have been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Today Museum, Beijing.
A key evolution in Dalton’s artistic practice occurred when collaborating with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, to create a stage set for Sadlers Wells Theatre: Rather than documenting his physical surroundings he chose to draw the choreographic instructions. This change in Dalton’s practice lead to him to pioneering a way of drawing and creating sculptures that record the intangible. For this he has received commissions from the Royal Academy of Arts London, Derwent London, Chateau Versailles France and was asked to present his process at the Courtauld Institute of Arts, London.