I've gone to a scarce few art openings in Little Rock, because honestly I'd normally rather hang out with my kids on a Friday night, but when I saw Hugo Urlacher's work in an email I knew I'd see something special, and wanted to meet him.
Hugo is a gentle soul and a visionary painter. A citizen of Argentina, Hugo works in a distinctly South American manner. There seems to be a tendency in Spanish and South American painting away from direct life painting and toward photographic realism. A departure from the photo source is then found in metaphysical or fantastical imagery, and even elements of total expressionistic abstraction. This could easily become formulaic, but I find Urlacher's paintings full of spirit and interesting emotion.
I find this painting deeply touching. The figures are life-sized.
Hugo's paintings range stylistically from near abstraction to photorealism.
I thought Dan P. would appreciate the horns in this one.
I love triptychs. Should tackle one some time. Figuratively speaking.