Hugo Mathias is a New Zealand contemporary artist, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. His paintings explore the unique connection we have with consumer products, and the role they play in shaping both personal and national identities. Mathias utilizes a broad range of mediums but specializes predominantly in oil and acrylic paints.
His style is realistic yet painterly, full of colour and perfect tone. The subject matters are iconic, reminding viewers of their own connections with products they consume everyday. The result is a vibrant pop style which engages audiences far and wide.
Hugo has exhibited his work in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand and Japan, with two of his pieces residing in the James Wallace Arts Trust collection in New Zealand. He received a Bachelor of Design in 2011 from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Hugo works out of the Blender Studios in Melbourne.