Hugues Chamagne was born in Monaco in 1963.
Each painting is a new story, an amazing creative whirlland playing with light and shadow, til you realise the presence of the wind.
He is interested both in spirit and material : Hugues Chamagne revies old monuments which fills up with strange apparitions. Therefore, all comes to life : stone statues start off, candelabra in their hands to make this inanimated architectures live, proud of their past.
History starts to run, realism which hesitates, swept away by an unbelievable tunnel of light. The universe of his compositions seems free of mind controle, revealing magical visions dictated by the artist's unconsciousness.
Stone, water, air, Hugues Chamagne gazes down into the roots of history and culture. He flirts with the romantism of theaters architectures, venitien palaces, opera.
Each paintings is a show, so rich of complex settings ans people that we can always discover something new.
Thierry SZNYTKA, Art Actualité Magazine N°117 août 2001