VIDEO: In the Studio with Fast-Rising Painter Shara Hughes
Since the 2017 Whitney Biennial, where a room was dedicated to Shara Hughes’s vividly colored invented landscape paintings, the artist’s profile has only grown. Post-biennial, her paintings have tripled in auction value, and her work has been included in group shows at Paul Kasmin, Peter Freeman Inc., and Almine Rech. Solo exhibitions were also held at Rachel Uffner and Eva Presenhuber (who both represent her), as well as at John Berggruen, Gallery Met, and Pace Prints. “I’m really trying actively to surprise myself every time I make a new painting,” says Hughes, whose pieces fall somewhere between the uncanny and the accessible. Here, Galerie pays a visit to her studio to learn more about her inspirations and process.