Tierra del Sol Gallery celebrates the art of Hugo Rocha. Rocha gives his audience a view into another world with his unique vision of interiors, patterns and people. He is inspired by telenovelas, turning cinematic stills into brightly colored folkloric compositions.
Hugo Rocha, Untilted (5), Illustration marker and color pencil on paper, 2018, 24 x 18 inches
Often working to soundtracks, and singing as he conceives his interiors, Rocha builds rhythm and density through colors, patterns and line work. This pictorial immediacy engages the viewer with Rocha’s intimate inner world that transforms sound and space into environments and characters, creating scenes from the mundane to the extraordinary.
Rocha, who has been working with the progressive studios of Tierra del Sol in Los Angeles since 2007, creates artwork that is highly narrative and uses design elements similar to the traditions of important outsider artists. The vernacular of bold colors, simplified figures and abstracted forms situates Rocha’s work in conversation with art legends including William H Johnson and Martin Ramirez.
On view: September 14 – November 3, 2019
Where: Tierra del Sol Gallery, 945 Chung King Road, LA, 90012