Hugo Mathias

illustration

painting

about

Hugo Mathias is a painter and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He works in oils, acrylics, inks and digitally. Hugo is interested in national identities and how these are used to form our own personal identities. He explores human history, solitude and isolation to express these ideas in his work.

Hugo has exhibited his work in New Zealand, Japan and Australia, and two of his pieces reside 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. Having spent significant time living abroad in Japan and Namibia, these experiences influenced his interest in the relationship between the nation state and the individual. Hugo is a member of the New Zealand art collective Young, Gifted & Broke.

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