Do you recognize this intersection? The gallery aquabitArt presents works by Hugo Stuber, created in a time (2012-2015) that is already part of Berlin's history today. New brand worlds overlap with the old ones, which the market economy has already pushed out with unprecedented aggressiveness. Is this our city or a harbinger of augmented reality? ... Let's dream and rummage through the streets with the gait of a dancer - we may meet some more idealists ...
"Hugo Stuber's paintings portray urban landscapes that tell of the promise of good fortune in advertising strategies, science fiction characters, invulnerable superheroes, the quest for perfection that floods us with advertising slogans." Doris Knöfel
"I was a kid when I saw these colourful worlds for the first time while vacationing on the Catalan coast. I came from a very dark, gray, industrially and economically strong city, Bilbao, where there were no such colour scenarios, but only in the amusement park. That's why these worlds seemed to me like the stage of a fantasy movie. When I grew up, I understood that they had nothing to do with toys, but claim to focus our attention on commercial purposes. I'm still interested in this conflict and that's why I've incorporated these fictive advertising worlds into the discourse and used them to escape from the weird real world into a new, fantastic reality. " Hugo Stuber, 2017