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Hugo McCloud, ‘Untitled, safety series orange’, 2014, The Studio Museum in Harlem
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Hugo McCloud

Untitled, safety series orange, 2014

Aluminum foil, aluminum coating and oil paint on tar paper
84 × 79 in
213.4 × 200.7 cm
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Collection of Wassim Rasamny, New York. Photo: Sean Kelly, New York © Hugo McCloud
Hugo McCloud
American, b. 1980
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The New York-based artist Hugo McCloud is known for large-scale paintings in which he explores generally unaccepted notions of beauty. McCloud uses derelict construction materials, including common roofing metal, as canvases. Fusing together damaged, unaesthetic scraps of copper, oxidized steel plates, and heated black tar, McCloud then stamps the roofing metal with floral prints covered in heated pigment. The artist draws inspiration from images on Instagram, which he is “drawn to either because of the composition or colors or subject matter.” The resulting objects are textural creations that speak to McCloud’s background in industrial design.

Hugo McCloud, ‘Untitled, safety series orange’, 2014, The Studio Museum in Harlem
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Painting
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Collection of Wassim Rasamny, New York. Photo: Sean Kelly, New York © Hugo McCloud
Hugo McCloud
American, b. 1980
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The New York-based artist Hugo McCloud is known for large-scale paintings in which he explores generally unaccepted notions of beauty. McCloud uses derelict construction materials, including common roofing metal, as canvases. Fusing together damaged, unaesthetic scraps of copper, oxidized steel plates, and heated black tar, McCloud then stamps the roofing metal with floral prints covered in heated pigment. The artist draws inspiration from images on Instagram, which he is “drawn to either because of the composition or colors or subject matter.” The resulting objects are textural creations that speak to McCloud’s background in industrial design.

Hugo McCloud

Untitled, safety series orange, 2014

Aluminum foil, aluminum coating and oil paint on tar paper
84 × 79 in
213.4 × 200.7 cm
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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