Hector de Gregorio

Prayer

2017 Giclee on etching paper 73 x 52 cm (framed) 60 x 40 cm (unframed) edition of 5

Loves of Hermes

2017 Giclee on etching paper 73 x 52 cm (framed) 60 x 40 cm (unframed) edition of 5

HECTOR DE GREGORIO
Valencia, Spain . Lives and works in London.
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:
1. Young Masters award 2009
2. 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
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.

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