Introduction

Hugo begins every work by drawing directly from life with pencil and paper. In each drawing, he captures the energy of a given situation, and allows it to take on new life. Each of Hugo’s artworks is an attempt to open up and extend the space of a specific location, both physically and conceptually. In this way, he bridges the gab between conceptual and applied art, making tangible the transcendent beauty of life.

“Drawing is the starting point for all my work. I like this minimalism of means as its still permits all possibilities and facilitates an open and direct exchange with the subject.”

Hugo Dalton’s first commission on graduation with First Class honours from Goldsmiths College was for the home of Kay Saatchi. Since then his works has been shown at the Today Art Museum, Beijing, the Carouselle de Lourve, Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum London. He has collaborated with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon to create a stage set at Sadlers Wells, London and has permanent works in the Royal Albert Hall, London and Tiffany&Co New York.

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 - SCAD, Lacoste, France
  • 2015 - Museum of Musical Instruments, RCM London
  • 2015 - Great Exhibitionists, Britten Theatre, London
  • 2014 - By the Light of the Moon, Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid
  • 2014 - Invasive Species, Joyce Gallery, Beijing
  • 2013 - Mother Nature, Bow Arts Trust, London
  • 2012 - Hugo Dalton, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • 2010 - Livedrawings, Sadler's Wells, London
  • 2010 - Livedrawings, New York City Center, New York
  • 2008 - Lightdrawings, Fine Art Society, London
  • 2006 - Still Life, Saatchi Studio, London

Select Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 - Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
  • 2016 - House of the Nobleman, London
  • 2016 - Collisions Festival, London School of Speech and Drama
  • 2015 - Selfridges
  • 2015 - Themes and Variations, London
  • 2014 - Stations of the Cross, Marylebone Parish Church
  • 2014 - Art14, Kensington Olympia
  • 2012 - Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid
  • 2010 - Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery
  • 2010 - The Future Can Wait, Bloomsbury
  • 2009 - British Art Now, KCC Lithuania
  • 2009 - British Art Now, Gallerie Werkstatte, Berlin
  • 2009 - Am Art, Shanghai
  • 2008 - Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
  • 2008 - New York City Center, New York
  • 2006 - Fine Art Society White Out
  • 2005 - Monochromed, Fine Art Society
  • 2004 - Experimental Spaces, Museum of Hastings

Collections

  • - David Roberts Foundation
  • - Simon Silver Collection
  • - Mirabeau Ce, Geneva
  • - Ng Lu Pat Collection
  • - Kay Saatchi Collection
  • - Redfern Gallery, London
  • - Today Museum, Beijing
  • - Tresco Abbey, Cornwall
  • - University of Arts London

Commissions

  • - Falcons Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
  • - Savile Row Derwent London
  • - Tiffany & Co. Florence
  • - Royal Albert Hall, London
  • - Champs Elysees Paris, Tiffany & Co.
  • - Keswick House, Hong Kong
  • - Victoria and Albert Museum
  • - Swire Properties
  • - BFAMI, Christie’s London
  • - Soho House Group
  • - Royal Horticultural Society
  • - China World Center, Beijing
  • - Sadler's Wells, London
  • - Red Mansion Foundation
  • - The Roundhouse, London
  • - Barneys New York, New York
  • - Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
  • - Rothschild House
  • - Institute of Contemporary Art
  • - Liberty of London Commission Structure