Skip to content


Hugo McCloud: Painting

Hatje Cantz, April 2017


On the occasion of the exhibition, Hugo McCloud: Veiled, Sean Kelly and Hatje Cantz Verlag have published the first major monograph of the artist’s work. Featuring an essay by Isolde Brielmaier, this 96 page, full-color catalogue is available for purchase at the gallery for $40 excluding tax.

Brooklyn-based artist Hugo McCloud is one of the most prolific young talents working today. Self-taught with a background in industrial design, McCloud’s practice is unrestricted by classical, academic tenets. Drawing inspiration from the rawness and decay of the urban landscape, McCloud creates rich, large-scale abstract paintings and sculptural objects by fusing unconventional industrial materials—tar, bitumen, aluminum sheeting and oxidized steel plates—with traditional pigment and woodblock printing techniques. His approach is instinctive and physical, often working on the floor, sanding, hammering and torching his materials until a total metamorphosis takes place. Driven by an enduring desire to uncover beauty in the overlooked and abandoned, McCloud’s work pushes the boundaries of utilitarian materials and confronts aesthetic perceptions.

Please contact the gallery at to inquire about the availability of this publication.