Gallery: Hugo Lugo’s Surreal Paintings of Little Men

Hugo Lugo, a Mexico-born artist whose playful, surreal work we recently spotted over on Booooooom!, creates pieces that are one part spiral notepad sketch, one part traditional oil painting. “In broad terms my work elaborates on two main aspects of human nature: the idea of subject as a representation, and representation itself,” he explains. “I’m interested in what can be said at the cross points of disciplinary conventions on drawing, painting and photography. I look between the lines of these formal investigations for the possibility of a content that goes beyond the self-referential, to suggest something more profound, even if it’s only from a surface.” Click through to peruse a gallery of his work.

Hugo Lugo, Sniper, 2006. Acrylic and oil / canvas, 127 x 144 cm