These etchings are closely related to a recent collection of paintings by Hugo Wilson that portray the most primal of all rituals, the hunt. Hunting scenes were popular with wealthy collectors in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and represented a kind of 'trophyism' and a way of displaying mastery over nature. Images of writhing animal forms with snarling teeth, some recognisable but others indistinct, portray immense physical strength but the hunter remains unseen.
Hugo Wilson was born in 1982.
From 2000-2004 he received classical training in fine art at the renowned Charles H. Cecil Studio in Florence, Italy. He went on to study at City and Guilds in London, where he received his MA in 2008. He lives and works in London.
Wilson's work is included in Vitamin D2:New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon's major survey of contemporary drawing, and in 2013 was featured by the Wall Street Journal as one of six 'rising stars' in European art.
Exhibitions include: IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, New York; The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts; Parafin, London; Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles; ProjectB, Milan; Bjorn Stern Gallery, London; John Martin Gallery, London; Artissima Art Fair, Turin; Modern Museum, Hungary; Busan Biennale, Busan Metropolitan Art Mueum, South Korea; Assab One, Milan; East Wing Nine Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Flowers Gallery, London; The Embassy, 20 Hoxton Square Projects; The Age of the Marvellous at the former Holy Trinity Church, All Visual Arts, London; Terra Nihilus, Maddox Gallery, London; Arte Fiera Bologna; MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary.
Collections include The New York Public Library; Deutsche Bank Collection, London; The Library of Congress, Washington DC.
Set of nine etchings extensively handcoloured, printed on Velin Arches Blanc 400gsm, edition of 4, aside from the standard edition of 25
Plate size: variable. Sheet size: 58 x 58 cm