Plastic merchandise bags on wood panel
180 x 155 x 5 cm / 70 x 61 x 2 in
Hugo McCloud (b. 1980, Palo Alto, California), is one of the most prolific young artists working today. McCloud’s preoccupation with finding “beauty in the everyday '' leads to the continuous expansion and mastery of diverse methodologies -- often experimental, while encountering an array of subjects his works can draw upon. Particularly taken by materials that can be considered unconventional and abject such as roofing materials, solder, and single-use plastic bags, he mines through the socio-economic, environmental, and geopolitical dimensions of each and tells stories that have yet to be told. His work is in the collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Brooklyn Museum, the Mott Warsh Collection, and The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection.Hugo McCloud lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Tulum, Mexico.