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Hugo Mathias

artist statement.

Hugo Mathias is a visual artist from New Zealand and currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He works in oils, acrylics, inks and digitally. Hugo is interested in national myths and how these are used to form collective memories. He explores human history and symbolism to express these ideas in his work.

Hugo has exhibited his work in New Zealand, Japan, Thailand and Australia, with two of his pieces residing in the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection in New Zealand. He received a Bachelor of Design in 2011 from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Hugo works out of the Blender Studios in Melbourne and is a member of the New Zealand art collective Young, Gifted & Broke.

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