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Hugo Kaagman

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

kaagman-spraying.jpgIn the early ’80s Hugo Kaagman was a graffiti artist, leaving images in public places and publishing a newspaper, both by the spray-and-stencil method. He went legit with a show at The Living Room in 1988, and he now does his stenciling on canvas. Yet if he’s abandoned the ragged surfaces and impromptu siting of graffiti, he’s retained the dense imagery, irreverence and topicality of his earlier work. In about a dozen works here, he piled up patterns, pop images and cliches, blending game-playing and social commentary with an engaging energy.

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Hugo Kaagman and Caroline Prisse

Bab phone

Bab phone by Hugo Kaagman