Hugo has been a freelance Illustrator since 1992, he received his education as an oil painter at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  After graduating, Hugo then immersed himself in the inspired and varied art scene. Formative years in the early 90’s were spent as a member of the artist collective SOL Concepts participating in group art exhibits, while working for the independent film industry as storyboard artist, scenic artist and art director.

Hugo balances modern concepts with classical realism in his paintings. His subject matter revolves around the human figure interlaced with personal experiences, dreams, and movie inspirations.

His influences and inspirations encompass fellow artists, visits to the local comic and book stores as well as pilgrimages to the greatest of museums – including the Met, Prado and Louvre.

Hugo’s work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics, film, advertising and portraits. He illustrated card #88 in Crusade Comics “Shi- Way of the Warrior” All Chromium trading card set.  He was the artist of choice for the advertising print campaigns of Makaveli Branded and ENYCE apparel. He has also illustrated images for entertainment magazines such as Urban Latino and Best Shots Pin Up book for the publisher Comics Artist Guild.

He most recent work includes cover art for the “Redeem The Knight” trilogy novel series for author David V. Mammina.  His original oil paintings have been exhibited at events such as Illuxcon, New York Comic Con, Philadelphia Comic Con and private galleries and collections.

Hugo lives in New York City currently working as both a freelance illustrator and graphic designer of licensed tee shirts.