Double Video #Interview: David Schroeter and Hugo López Ayuso, RCA

https://youtu.be/N86E-DZEETo

 

 

David Schroeter by Yuehan Pan
David Schroeter by Yuehan Pan
Two talented artists, two young promises.

This is what I thought when I met David Schroeter and Hugo López Ayuso in May last year at their studio at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London.

Wandering through the bright-lit space and looking at both their finished and unfinished paintings, I also wondered what become of them in 15 or 20 years from now.

Cavey 1991-7 Gavin Turk born 1967 Purchased with assistance from the Knapping Fund and Tate Fund 2010 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T13208
Gavin Turk, Cavey (1991-7) (Courtesy of the artist and Tate)
I was thinking about YBA artist Gavin Turk, also a RCA-gal. Turk’s graduation exhibition Cavey (1991) wasn’t deemed enough by his tutors, who consequently refused to present him with his postgraduate degree. Very funny, considering that this act bestowed some instant notoriety on Turk, whose work was later collected by numerous art dealers including Charles Saatchi and exhibited in the legendary YBA show Sensation.

David Schroeter, Tire Fire, 2015
David Schroeter, Tire Fire, 2015
David Schroeter, Catalog, 2015
David Schroeter, Catalog, 2015
David Schroeter, Stone Circle, 2015
David Schroeter, Stone Circle, 2015
David and Hugo’s practices are similar yet different. They both mainly deal with the medium of painting but also explore other artistic possibilities such as video (in the case of David) and performance (in the case of Hugo). Their canvases are pervaded by the painterly absence of human traces and dwell on the concept of visibility.

They got me right there – I was absolutely enthralled. This interview aims to shed some light on these two artists and on their own artsy worlds, contaminated with Marvel comics’ echoes and invisible characters.

Hugo López Ayuso, Untitled, 2014
Hugo López Ayuso, 3, 2014
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Hugo López Ayuso, ‘Supernatural Evil, by the Visible Waiters Committee’, 2016
Hugo López Ayuso, Untitled, 2016
Hugo López Ayuso, Untitled, 2016
Any young artist will find in this double interview some useful information about the study and the life in such prestigious school as the RCA and how it is to study there. Anyone will find the candour of their answers absolutely captivating.

 

If you are a young artist, what’s your dream art school? Did you find this interview useful?

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All pictures: courtesy of David and Hugo.

 

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