Location: United States
Hugo A. Navarro C. Experimental Self-taught Artist.
Autodidact and Experimental Arts.
Interest in Digital Experimentation; Oil, Acrylic and Inks on canvas and paper; Sculpting and Metal Pouring.
He was born on November 3, 1956 in the city of Santiago de Chile.
In 1977 at the age of 19 and after having experienced a severe military coup in his country, he decided to emigrate in search of freedom of expression, life and new opportunities in the free world and decided to emigrate to the United States.
At the end of 1989, after the return to democracy in Chile, Navarro returned to his country and joined the 619 workshop, a group of artists associated with the APECH (association of painters and sculptors of Chile) where he continues to participate with artist friends, drawing, painting and ceramics workshops. In 1996 Navarro inaugurated an artistic cultural cafe "Kawin Dungun" (Mapuche Fest) in the famous Plaza Ñuñoa in Santiago, with free classes in Mapudungun (Mapuche language). In addition, live music, poetry performances and exhibitions of painting and sculpture by local artists.
In mid-1997, Navarro moved to the Yungay neighborhood in Santiago with a proposal of live jazz music, poetry and small theatrical play performances . At the end of 1999 Navarro returned to the USA (Detroit) where he continued painting.
In Detroit. Navarro takes classes at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Birmingham, Michigan - pottery workshops, oil painting, portraits, and nudes. Also, is invited to participate by its founders Diann Benoit and Jorge Torres, the group of artists of the "Michigan Portrait and Landscaping.
At the end of 2005, the non-profit organization "555 arts" (mid-town Detroit) extended an invitation to reside in its facilities and be an active member of its artistic programs, and also to participate in social assistance in areas of greatest need in the city of Detroit.
In 2010, Navarro joins and actively participates in exhibitions and artistic programming in the Non-profit organization “Space 4 Arts” located in the East Village San Diego.
In 2013, Navarro continues to participate to this day with the non-profit 555 arts organization in Detroit, with local artists including painters, sculptors, photographers and metal casting artists.
At the beginning of 2019, Navarro opens his new workshop studio in Rosarito, Baja California Mexico, where he has produced more than a hundred of work, including oils on canvas, acrylics and inks on paper.
"My great inspiration in the arts is Nature itself, planet earth and in the cosmos and its metaphysics: The natural condition of the human being. "Gravity is the source of life in the universe