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De l’Autre Côté de l’Eau




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Saturday, 28 March 2020 to Sunday, 19 April 2020
Saturday, 28 March 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

De l’Autre Côté de l’Eau
Featuring Albert Hadjiganev
28 March–19 April 2020

Opening Reception on 28 March, 6-8pm
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HUGO GALERIE is pleased to present De l’Autre Côté de l’Eau, a solo exhibition of Albert Hadjiganev’s romantic, dramatic, and faraway lands brought near. Travel with Hugo Fine Arts Galerie to the sundrenched and sparkling settings along Hadjiganev’s painterly and transcendent voyage.

Boughs drift and grass sways as sunlight moves across undulating landscapes, vast horizons, and dense tree stands. Water shimmers as waves lap rocky isles. Roads bend into the unseen distance. You can almost taste the breeze—dry among the olive trees, cool within the glades, and salty on the coast. Hadjiganev has this gift, to not just recreate an environment but to invite his audience into it. You do not view Hadjiganev’s paintings; you enter them. 

The artist has stated, “I believe that painting is to nature what faith is to a Divine Being… at the end of the day, it is no longer the result of our understanding that counts, but the journey to get there.” And his paintings are journeys. Hadjiganev’s signature impasto evidences his effort to transmit nature’s poetry; this dimensionality results in a feeling of movement and presence. But it is not that Hadjiganev brings what lies De l’Autre Côté de l’Eau, or On the Other Side of the Water, to us—it is that he brings us there. We become present within the painting and join the artist on his journey. And it is nothing less than enlightened.

HUGO GALERIE is a fine art gallery in New York City specializing in contemporary painting and sculpture. The gallery represents an international roster of artists working in a variety of media and range of genres. Please direct inquiries to

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Born in 1954 in Bulgaria to a family of artists, Albert Hadjiganev fantasized about an artistic, Parisian existence throughout his childhood. He studied photography in Sofia, Bulgaria and was influenced by the work of his painter father and sculptor brother. However, his ultimate goal was to study at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1982, at the age of 28, he left his native home and walked across the border. After numerous hardships, he finally reached Paris. By 1987, his struggle paid off and he achieved his goal: he graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts.  He has lived in France ever since.

His artistic peers in Paris quickly recognized Hadjiganev’s distinctive talent. In 1989, he was the recipient of the coveted Grand Prix de Peinture of the Academie des Beaux-Arts. Selected from more than one thousand artists, his paintings were shown across France and Europe. In 1990, he received the Prix du Gouvernement Princier at the Salon International d’Art Contemporain in Monaco.

On beginning a new painting, Hadjiganev says:
The purpose of my work is to soften the busy lives of people today by making them remember the beauty of a singular ray of light, falling on a street corner or at the start of a journey.

Hadjiganev captures the simple moments of daily life with only a few elements. With perfect technique and deep sensitivity, he freely transfigures reality to create a mysterious environment filled with grace. The sparkling vistas of his landscapes inspire feelings of longing and peace in the viewer. He leads his audience into his paintings, often through a geometric shape—a window, door, table, or the dimensions of a picture are all openings that capture a still moment within a limited, visual frame while opening up a new perspective to the viewer.

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HUGO GALERIE is a fine art gallery in New York City specializing in contemporary painting and sculpture. The gallery represents an international roster of artists working in a variety of media and range of genres. Please direct inquiries to

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472 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Hugo Galerie , New York

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