Developing Shadows: Walter & Zoniel

6 - 29 October 2011 Gallery Exhibitions

The Cob Gallery presents an exhibition by the innovative British artist Walter Hugo.


Developing Shadows consists of a series of photographic works that push the boundaries of art, photography and science. Self-taught, Walter Hugo creates one-off pieces of art using his individually developed technique, photographic fresco.


The works in this exhibition explore the relationship between artists and their studio, romantically documenting the transformation of studios in East London into residential and commercial spaces.  Walter Hugo aims to preserve all he can of these studios as a tribute to the vibrant art scene of London. Before demolition of his own studio in the East End, Hugo extricated the walls and used these scraps as the surfaces onto which he created his work, creating a sense of the subjects emerging from the shadows of the building.


On the 29th September 2011, Hugo shot nudes live in The Cob Gallery to create a triptych, the final piece for the show. The exhibition space was then turned into a darkroom, and the image of the nudes developed directly onto the wall to leave the gallery with its own site-specific and everlasting photographic fresco.