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Doctor Hugo || Museums of the Mind ||

EXHIBITION: 05 October - 24 November 2001
OPENING: Thursday 4 October, 6 to 9 pm.
LOCATION: Mineta Move Art Gallery, Minimenstraat 32 Rue des
Minimes Brussel 1000 Bruxelles
T: 32(2) 512 27 26
F: 32(2) 512 93 81
E: minetamove {AT} skynet.be

"In our minds we all have private museums, secret places for our most
vivid memories, imagination and dreams" -Doctor Hugo

A recent series of paintings deepens the artist's existential vision.
The pictorial transposition of 'ways of seeing' is the main theme of his
oeuvre. The painter brings the visual and the conceptual closer
together. Dream, memory and 'reality' fuse into a synaesthetic
experience, into visual metaphors. In 'Museums of the Mind' Doctor Hugo
extends his pictorial language with the concept 'image-space'. It gives
the paintings a personal poetic power.

* A catalogue is available.

Doctor Hugo is a painter, new media researcher and professor at the
Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, where he currently
lives and works. During the 1960's, he profiled himself as an
avant-garde artist with happenings, film- and video experiments. For his
"Streetlife" paintings (1974), he was elected laureate of the 'Jeune
Peinture Belge', at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. With
'perception' as a main theme, he explores the possibilities of painting
in series on 'Water', 'Light', 'Time', 'A Vision is Finer than a View', and
'Models of Reality'.

Since 1995, Doctor Hugo became one of the pioneers in Net.art. He
participated at the 'First International Symposium on Electronic Art',
FISEA (1988), Utrecht and in various Net.art projects, including the
ALT-X-site 'Being in Cyberspace' and 'Revelation' ISEA 2000, Paris. In
the online serie "Fuzzy Dreamz" he transforms his new media experiences
into painting and vice versa.

His works have been presented in major international exhibitions ranging
from Antwerp, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Basel, Barcelona and Chicago
to the Biennale of Venice. Doctor Hugo is certainly an artist who has
contributed to the renewing of painting in Belgium.


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