Type: Artist / Individual
Art form: Art, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Performance, Photography, Print, Sculpture
Biography / Artist statement
Hugo Lami (1994, Portugal) lives and works in London.
His artistic work makes use of history and mythology in contrast with the technological and cultural evolution of our time.
Hugo has always been drawn towards sci-fi and fantasy worlds that reimagine reality under different paradigms. He loves technology, but also hates it. The promise of a perfect relationship given by the amenities of each new device that comes to the market gives hope that maybe that’s the one going to change his life. It never is.
Hugo's research is based on a work of ‘digital’ archeology of the past, the present, and speculation of the future, in order to understand and configure a reality that does not fit exactly in an analogue or digital dimension. Taking this as a starting point it is essential to work with the artifacts, utensils, and traces of a species undergoing a paradigm shift. Not only by identifying and materialising what was, but also what is happening now and what is idealized that will happen in the future.