Hugo Fontela was born in Grado, Asturias, Spain in 1986. He lives and works in Madrid.
Fontela trained at the School of Arts in Oviedo, Spain, and the Arts Students league in New York.
In 2005 he won the 20th Premio BMY de Pintura in Madrid, Spain. In 2014, he won the Premio de Principe de Girona de las Artes y Letras in Girona, Spain.
Fontela’s work is in important collections including:
- National Library of Spain, Madrid
- Hispanic Society of America, New York
- The Cervantes Institute
The artist’s web is www.hugofontela.es
Hugo Fontela Nowhere Island
Hugo Fontela Nowhere Island opens with a reception at Marlborough Gallery in Midtown, Manhattan on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition is on view Monday – Saturday through April 14.
Nowhere Island is a series of recent paintings that portray a rocky island surrounded by endless sea. Fontela is showing variations in blue and white.
A tremendous energy stands up in the paintings. They feel 2-1/2 dimensional. The subject is simple, but subtle. The paintings have the energy of a rock that is really there. Very striking!
This is Fontela’s first solo exhibition at Marlborough.
40 West 57th St #2, New York, NY 10019
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave)
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
March 15 – April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm.
For more information, visit marlboroughgallery.com