All of Hugo Dalton’s works find their origins in drawing from life. Working with pencil on paper he looks to capture the energy in any given situation allowing it to take on new life; he seeks to anchor and find visual form for the intangible. Clarity of both intention and articulation emerges through process and in his practice Dalton’s works on paper have evolved into light drawings, wall paintings and sculptures.

Working on a domestic and far grander scale, his works have been shown in both private and public settings, indoors and outdoors and have been both temporary and permanent.

In 2009 Dalton was invited by acclaimed British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon to create a stage set for the performance of his work ‘Rhapsodie Fantasie’ at Sadlers Wells. Dalton undertook a residency with the company, drawing the dancers in rehearsal and from this he developed a series of light projections for the stage. Since then, over the last decade, Dalton has undertaken numerous other collaborations with professional dancers and musicians, staging live drawing events, which forge new and fascinating relationships between line, dance and sound.

Projects & Exhibitions

2021

Art in the Age of Now, London

2019

Chateau Versailles, France

Royal Opera House, London

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

2018

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge (Solo)

Royal Academy of Arts / Walmer Yard, London

2016

SCAD, Lacoste, France (Solo)

House of the Nobleman, London

Collisions Festival, London School of Speech and Drama, London

2015

Museum of Musical Instruments, Royal College of Music, London

Great Exhibitionists, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London

2014

By the Light of the Moon, Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid

Stations of the Cross, Marylebone Parish Church, London

Invasive Species, Joyce Gallery, Beijing (Solo)

2013

Mother Nature, Bow Arts Trust, London (Solo)

Art13, Kensington Olympia , London

2012

Hugo Dalton, Today Art Museum, Beijing

Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

3 Worlds in 1, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Lithuania

2010

Livedrawings, Sadler’s Wells, London

Livedrawings, New York City Center, New York

Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, London

Royal Horticultural Society, London

2009

New York City Center, New York

Am Art Space, Shanghai (Solo)

British Art Now, Gallerie Werkstatte, Berlin

2008

Lightdrawings, Fine Art Society , London (Solo)

Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong

White Out, The Fine Art Society , London

2007

Monochromed, Fine Art Society , London

Still Life, Saatchi Studio, London (Solo)

2004

Experimental Spaces, Museum of Hastings , Hastings

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Residencies

2020

Rothamsted Research, England

2018

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Courtauld Institute of Art, London

2017

Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta

Royal Opera House, London

2016

SCAD Lacoste, France

Tresco Island, Cornwall

2015

Royal College of Music, London

Red Mansion Foundation, Beijing

2009

Vineyard Arts Trust, Martha's Vineyard

2006

Dosa, Los Angeles

Commissions

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

Contact

Hugo Dalton

ASC Studios County Courts

Cleaver Street

London SE11 4DZ

United Kingdom

[email protected]