HUGO GARCIA URRUTIA
A graduate and active member of the Architectural Associations Master of Architecture Design & Make programme in the United Kingdom, Urrutias work creates a distinct spatiality located at the interstice of art and architecture. His work explores and uses the technology for design and fabrication, with a sensitive and conscious reminder of the creativity of human endeavor.
Urrutia graduated from Texas Tech University in 2000, with a Bachelor of Architecture and Design and received the 2000 Outstanding Thesis Award. In 2004 he founded Decorazon Gallery in Dallas historic Bishop Arts District where he directed, curated and exhibited numerous art/architectural exhibitions for national and international artists. His personal artwork has been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom, Thailand, Colombia, Hong Kong. His participation in art and architectural competitions and public projects include; the AIA Cincinnati, where he received the Design Award for the 2000 National Urban Poetry I competition and the 2005 ARQUINE - International Architecture Competition in Mexico City. His art installation The Mexican Tsunami, Making a Killing have been featured a the Art Santa Fe 2010 Contemporary art fair, curated by Charlotte Jackson, University of Dallas and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) in Dallas curated by Charissa N. Terranova. Most recently he presented the Fallen Star at the Architectural Association Back Members Room with the AA DLab 2012 team. Through his art installations he has been developing a series of conceptual and political messages that respond to Mexicos rising acts of violence and challenges the country faces.
He is interested in strong concept and exploring different mediums by conveying his message in a very indirect format, while creating visual simulation for the viewer.