Hugo Stuber (ES/CH)

painting, sculpture

“I was a kid when I first saw this colorful world of advertising. When I grew up, I understood that it had nothing to do with toys, but rather directed our attention to commercial purposes. Now I include the fictional advertising worlds in the discourse and use them to escape from the strange real world into a new, fantastic reality.” Hugo Stuber, 2017

artistic position

Hugo Stuber‘s paintings and drawings capture a common theme: advertising. His works are like commercials – striking, explosive, onomatopoeic. His motives are snatched from advertisements; his stylistic devices are taken from the visual arts of graphic design and illustration. The picturesque reproduction transports the modern context into an original, elemental correlation and is understood as both an estrangement, and a return.

Fragments in the form of advertising-claims and slogans carry connotations of ideal and topical conditions. Through their placement in the images, they become tactile and reflect the illusion behind the advertisements: that the incomprehensible states and feelings of the individual are actually made tangible and sold as goods.

Hugo Stuber’s colourful Polyversum creates an image of a world in which the expansion of commerce and media coincides with the chaotic growth of cities.

Text: Linda Hardjanegara

Exhibitions in aquabitArt

2020 › 11 years aquabitArt in Auguststrasse 35, ONLINE Group exhibition

2018 A day at Bahnhof Zoo / Ein Tag am Bahnhof Zoo, Solo exhibition, aquabitArt Gallery, Berlin.

2014 JUST FAIR, Group exhibition, aquabitArt Gallery and WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin.

2011 LOGOCITIES with Marina Braun, Galerie aquabitArt, Berlin.

2009 ORGANIC WHITE, Group exhibition, aquabitArt gallery and Galerie Friedman, Berlin

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EXHIBITIONS

2018 “A day at Bahnhof Zoo / Ein Tag am Bahnhof Zoo”, Solo exhibition, aquabitArt Gallery, Berlin.
2017 “Sternschnäppchen 13”, Galerie 16b, Zürich.
2016 “Art Source” Dublin, Ireland.
2016 “Forward” BMW -Welt, München.
2015 “Superplus”, Superplus & Unholzer, München.
2014 “JUST FAIR”, Group exhibition, aquabitArt Gallery and WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin..
2014 “Zusammen”, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin.
2014 “Sommerhits”, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin.
2013 “Tag der offenen Türen“, Milchhof Studios, Berlin.
2012 “Current shows”, Simple Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland.
2011 “LOGOCITIES” with Marina Braun, Galerie aquabitArt, Berlin.
2009 “ORGANIC WHITE”, Group exhibition, aquabitArt gallery and Galerie Friedman, Berlin
2009 “ULTRAHOCHERHITZT”, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin.
2008 “HEY ICH HAB’NE IDEE”, Galerie Lasal, Berlin.
2004 “CITIES”, Galerie Pasteur, Milchhof, Berlin.
2004 “7 Refugien”, Milchhof, Berlin.
2002 “Milchprodukte”, Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof Berlin, Orangerie du parc de la Tete d’Or, Lyon (Frankreich).
2002 “Art i Schoken”, Galerie Pasteur, Milchhof, Berlin.
2002 “3. Kunstkreuz am Friedrichshain”, Fotogalerie, Berlin.
2000 “CeBit”, bei der Firma UUnet, Messe für Informatik, Hannover.
2000 “Paralellmontage II”, Berlin-Hamburg, bei Heinz Emigholz, Maria Vedder, John Burgan, Berlin.
2000 “Bilbao 2000”, Erakusketa Udal Aretoa, Bilbao (Spanien).
1999 “12. Ikusentzun Erakusketa”, unterstützt von der Bank BBVA, Bilbao (Spanien).
1999 “Araba 98”, Sala Araba, Vitoria, (Spanien).
1998 “11. Ikusentzun Erakusketa”, unterstützt von der Bank BBVA, Bilbao, (Spanien).
1998 “Arte Ederren”, unterstützt von der Bank BBK, (Spanien).
1995 “Torres de Medina II”, Sala de Exposiciones Torres de Medina, Burgos, (Spanien).
1995 “Jardines Albia 8”, Sala de Exposiciones El Boulevard, Bilbao, (Spanien).
1994 “Torres de Medina I”, Sala de Exposiciones Torres de Medina, Burgos, (Spanien).
1994 “Espinosa 94”, Sala de Exposiciones Municipal, Burgos, (Spanien).
1994 “Sestao Industrial”, Sestaoko Erakusketa Aretoa, Bilbao, (Spanien).
1994 “Jardines Albia 7”, Sala de Exposiciones El Boulevard, Bilbao, (Spanien).