From his early memories, Hugo Rivera loved to paint and draw. After studying civil engineering in Guadalajara, Mexico he relocated to the United States and returned to his passion for fine art.
Hugo describes his art work as a fusion of his abstract world and the traditional methods in art instruction of the human figure; were colors play with the rhythm of the forms and textures, creating interesting compositions. He assumes as his responsibility to allow the artistic elements engage one another for an amazing pleasure that will be shared by all who appreciate.”
Hugo is the world’s first post-modern fresco artist. Although he has gained prominence as interpretive modern artist, he felt that much of the modern art world had lost sight of its roots in the classical arts. In moving to post-modernism, Hugo sought to marry classical techniques with modern interpretations. Thus was born the art style of post-modern fresco – fusing the old and the new.
Hugo’s work continues to change and challenge is a constant play and interaction of ideas, color, texture and one thought leading to another.
In 1994 Hugo began working as a muralist. By 2000 he opened a painting studio in Huntington Beach, but it wasn’t until 2007 that he decided to focus more time on his painting career. Currently, Hugo lives in Laguna Beach where he also has his studio.