Hector de Gregorio

Valencia, Spain . Lives and works in London.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The work of the London-based artist Hector de Gregorio is dramatic, theatrical, luscious, allegorical. In his own phraseology he terms it as “Static Cinema” and at least at first glance it does appear remarkably so. It is like taking in a grand costume drama, a late medieval/early renaissance theatrical story, full of twists and turns, vendettas and tragedies. But there is much more going on here than nice costumes and theatrical poses.

Hectors work consists of pieces of a whole, they are vignettes of larger happenings, of the possibility of bigger and greater lives. They are rooted in larger narratives, ones that we cannot see clearly and fully, but that we know are there, that we can imagine being there.

Hector’s artwork is extraordinary. Although these are technically digital collages, the artist starts with conversations with the sitter, goes through graphic and literary research, builds a story around the sitter, and even makes the costumes when needed. Photographs are then taken in order to create the final digital piece.

Hector’s LUX prints (commissions only) are hand finished with varnishes, gold leave, oil paint, to give the prints the texture and feel of an old painting.

Vita

Education:
  • Royal College of Art 2007-2009
  • Master's Degree. Printmaking
  • Central Saint Martin's 2004-2007
  • Bachelor's Degree. Fine Art Camberwell Art College 2002-2003 Fundation Course. Fine Art
  • Awards:
  • Young Masters award 2009
  • Thames & Hudson Artbook award, Printmaking.2008
  • Exhibitions:
    • 2015 Thessaloniki 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art.
    • 2013 The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Art, London
    • 2012 London Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, London

    • 2011 New Work, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
    • 2011 Shunt, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

    • 2011 SCOPE Art Fair (solo installation), Opus Fine Art, Basel

    • 2011 nine: An Exhibition of New Work by Nine Contemporary Artists, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

    • 2011 SCOPE Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, New York

    • 2010-Catlin Guide, London
    • 2010 The Art of Christmas, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

    • 2010 Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, London
    • 2010 Slick 10, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Paris

    • 2010 NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Gateshead
    • 2010 London International Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London

    • 2010 Summer Exhibition, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

    • 2010 Can You Hear It?, The Nunnery, London

    • 2010 Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

    • 2010 Art Chicago, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Chicago

    • 2010 SCOPE Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, New York

    • 2010 London Art Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
    • 2010 Happiness Machines, RISE, Berlin

    • 2010 Group Show, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, New York

    • 2009 AXA Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
    • 2009 Young Classics”, Sphinx Fine Arts Gallery.
    • 2009 Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
    • 
2009 SCOPE Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Miami

    • 2009 NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Gateshead

    • 2009 Manchester Buy Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Manchester

    • 2009 Visions of Excess, Shunt Vaults, London

    • 2008 Seduced: Sex in Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican, London

    • 2008 Poetic Madness/Romantic Imagination, RISE, Berlin

    • 2008 The Green Room, Queer Up North, Manchester
    • 
2007 Drunkenstrasse, Windows Gallery, London

    • 2007 Romances, Windows Gallery, London

    • 2007 Lieben Lieben, RISE, Berlin
    • 2006 Peace Making, Windows Gallery, London

    • 2005 C-Print, Miami

     

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