Born in Guadalajara, Mexico but now residing in the lively coastal town of Los Cabos – Hugo C Aguilar is an artist who is constantly reinventing himself, as he freely experiments with different techniques, elements, materials and art movements.
With more than 18 years’ experience walking the multidisciplinary path in the visual arts, Hugo’s creative works incorporate mixed media, found objects and painting.
“Technically, I consider myself a constructor more than artist. I try hard to stay apart from traditional rules and pre-established techniques of art.”
Everything starts from what I call “The Middle Point”. An agnostic and objective perspective, no religions, no political parties. These neutral basics have allowed me to maintain my primitive side almost intact in order to base my beliefs and philosophies in the most sincere way possible, with fair innocence, but not having this as a banner that may lead me to hypocrisy.
I am a practical human who tends to complication; my tireless search takes me to this imminent encounter point with my inner self to define my life goals and to restructure my human values as well.
Technically, I consider myself a constructor more than artist. I try hard to stay apart from traditional rules and pre-established techniques of art… do to my very personal and stubborn idea that gives a supreme value to my natural instinct. Today I paint less and build more; I work with freedom, I create with no limits, I simply enjoy to play and build with what I have handy.
Through my work, I intend to express my faith and firm belief that despite social contamination… we can still find an equilibrium point that allows us to value ourselves in an introspective way. If we understand that from life there is nothing to understand, that in the end everything summarizes in four letters (LOVE)… then, and only then, we will be free for eternity.
At this precise moment, I am just a human being in pure and full metamorphosis who doesn’t walk asleep any more.
Plastic / Visual Arts (autodidact).
Traditional sculpture: Master Oleg Lovykin from Rusia (personal atelier), Palo Alto, California.
Apparent finishes on Painting and sculpture: Rachel Ritter from Canada (personal studio),
Drafting: Lenney College, Oakland California (not complete).
Languages; English and Spanish.
NOTE: Constantly reading and documenting regarding art and everything related; composition,
psychology of color and forms, history etc.
Bay Foam Incorporated, Hayward California, United States of America: 2000-2007
– Design and structure for creative theme projects and scenery
– In charge of directing fabrication as well as the montage
– Official Artist (sculptor, painter and creative)
Sierra Pacific, Sacramento California, United States of America: 2007-2008
– Production Manager
– Design and supervision of artistic and architectural projects
– Managing different administrative areas
– In charge of managing groups of 50-100 employees
– Direct treat with the client (from beginning to end of project)
Hugo Aguilar – ARTE: 2012 to the present
– Creative Visual/Plastic Artist
– Design, marketing and administration
Hugo Aguilar – GALERÍA, Los Cabos, Mexico: 2015-2016
– Founder and creative director
– Permanent Artist exhibiting in the Gallery
Cabo 8, Los Cabos, Mexico: 2015 to the present
– Director and Artist member of the group
– Public relations
– We are a group of eight multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Los Cabos, Mexico. Eight
creative minds with the same introspective philosophy that promotes and shares a cultural vision
2017 8th Biennial of Visual Arts, South California, US
2017 “Andre Malraux” House of Youth and Culture, Montbard FRANCE
2017 Exhibition of the Honorary Gallery of Mexico, Dijon FRANCE
2016 International collective exposition, Gallery Domos Romana, Via Quattro Fontane, Rome ITALY
2016 1st exhibition of the series “Metamorphosis, Portraits of an Assay”, International individual exposition, Centro de Cultura Cartaginesa, Cartago COSTA RICA
2016 Permanent collective exposition of the “Cabo 8” , Snell Art Gallery, District of Art, San Jose del Cabo BCS MEXICO
2016 2nd exhibition of the series “Metamorfosis de un Adan sin nombre” Individual exposition, Snell Art Gallery, District of Art, San Jose del Cabo BCS MEXICO
2015-2016 Cabo 8 Cabo 8, Series of expositions supported by “Snell Real State” to raise founds for charity, Director of logistic and exhibiting Artist for of the group, Los Cabos MEXICO
2015 Collective exposition to foment and promote the culture for arts in the young community of Los Cabos, ITES Los Cabos (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores), Los Cabos MEXICO
2015 Collective exposition, Gallery “El Cerrito del Timbre” Los Cabos MEXICO
2015 “SIMBIOSIS”, Collective exposition, Organizer and logistic director to pre-inaugurate my first gallery, Hugo Aguilar – Galería, San Jose del Cabo BCS MEXICO
2015 Presentation of the series “Metamorfosis de un Adan sin nombre” Individual exposition to inaugurate my first gallery, Hugo Aguilar – Galería, San Jose del Cabo BCS MEXICO
2014 Collective exposition with more than 50 artists, FIAV (International Visual Arts Festival), San Jose del Cabo BCS MEXICO
2013 1st Exhibition of the series “Ecos del Alma” (collective exposition), Hotel Casa Dorada, Los Cabos MEXICO
2013 2nd Exhibition of the series “Ecos del Alma” (individual exposition), City Hall of San José del Cabo, Los Cabos MEXICO
2013 Collective exposition to promote the culture for arts in the community of Los Cabos, Restaurant 12 Tribus Los Cabos MEXICO
2013 Collective exposition, honored to be surrounded by such of great and recognized artists and Masters; Alfredo Sosa from San Luis Potosí Mexico, Enrique Samaniego from Chihuahua Mexico and Conrado Domínguez from Mexico City, Avant Garde Gallery, Los Barriles BCS MEXICO
2013 Permanent exhibition since 2013 of a series of hyperrealistic human figures of the original natives from the region of Baja California, Regional Museum of Anthropology and History, La Paz BCS MEXICO
2013 Collective exposition, Tax Accounting exhibition room, Los Cabos MEXICO
2013“Ojos, ventanas del Alma” collective exposition with Master Alfredo Sosa, Iconographic Cultural Center of La Paz BCS MEXICO
2013 Exhibition of 2 Great format itinerant sculptures of the Humpback Whale, Book Fair 2013, La Paz BCS MEXICO
Macy´s Annual Flower Show, San Francisco California:
2003 – Theme “Brazil”: Replica of Rio di Janeiro´s Redeeming Christ sculpture (45´ tall and sculpted
on StyroFoam). Collaborating with Master Oleg Lovykin from Rusia
2004 Theme “Mexico” : Series of Mayan sculptures sculpted on StyroFoam
2005 Theme “China” : 45´ Chinese Dragon and a series of 100 Terracota Warriors ( everything
sculpted on StyroFoam)
2006 Theme “India” : Great format Hindu sculptures and representative animals from Indian
culture (sculpted on StyroFoam)
Fry´s Electronics Stores:
– Arizona: Facade of apparent rock with a prehispanic snake
– San Marcos California: Theme project dedicated to “The lost city of Atlantis” (great format
sculptures of different marine species)
La Brea Park, Los Angeles California:
– Great format recreative sculptures with the theme “Saber tooth Cat” (collaborating with Master
Lord of the Rings, Hayward California:
– Theme event; Series of sculptures based on the Lord of the Rings movie
Rain Forest Café en San Francisco California:
– In collaboration with other artist, we recreated a forest ambient with a full series of diferente
species and animals, some of them were mechanical to reach the highest level posible to create a
very realistic environment
Yenekamú, Los Cabos Mexico:
– 2 great format sculptures of a local legend (these pieces were in a tour all around Baja California
with the epic show “Yenekamú”
Regional Museum of Anthropology and History, La Paz BCS, Mexico:
– A series of hyper realistic human figures of the original natives from the region of Baja California
(these pieces are exhibit permanently in the Museum since 2013)
Circle of Stars, Barceló Hotel, San José del Cabo BCS, Mexico:
– Theme event; In collaboration with Master Alfredo Sosa, we created environment to recreate a
beautiful night of stars
La Ballena, Los Cabos Mexico:
– Impulsed by the PDCM (Programa Cultural de Desarrollo Municipal) Government and direction of
culture in Los Cabos Mexico
– 2 Great format itinerant sculptures of the Humpback Whale. They were split in half to see their inside organs to have a better look and understanding of a whale organism