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Hugo Markl


Lot Closed

December 14, 09:27 PM GMT


2,000 - 4,000 USD

Lot Details


Hugo Markl



Executed 2001-2003

colored pencil on paper

Framed; 26 ¾ by 19 ¾ by 1 in. (68 by 50.2 by 1.3 cm.)

Private Collection, Chicago

Hugo Markl is known as a highly versatile artist-curator. He is recognized for his drawings and installations as readily as for his production of performances, live music, video, sound, and light and space installations. Utilizing the central traits of postmodernism, Markl manipulates balance, clarity, and transparency to lend a sense of power to his otherwise delicate works on paper. His Ghostsheets series of experimental acoustic-graphic works seek to translate the naturally occuring soundscape of his work space into abstract and often linear manifestations.

Recent solo exhibitions of Markl’s work include those at Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; and AMP Gallery, Athens. His work has been included in exhibitions at Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York.

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