Hugo Huerta Marin

Seven years in the making, ‘Portrait of an Artist’, visit the homes, studios, theatres and galleries of an iconic cast of female artists

Multi-disciplinary artist and graphic designer Hugo Huerta Marin has released ‘Portrait of an Artist: Conversations with Trailblazing Creative Women’, an exceptional new book offering an intimate insight into a stunning selection of pioneering women who have reshaped the creative industries. The Prestel published book brings you face-to-face with a diverse range of figureheads and icons from a spectrum of creative practices, all photographed and interviewed by Marin. In an unseen candid nature we’re introduced to these women in a way like never-before.

The collection of original interviews and Polaroid photographs of almost 30 trailblazing women spans creative industries, nationalities and generations, from legendary visual artists Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin to groundbreaking musicians like Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry, and fashion giants such as Miuccia Prada and Diane von Fürstenberg. Each compelling conversation discusses a range of un-spoken topics, exploring their innovative and ground-braking nature and how their voices resonate throughout the new generation of artists and women around the world.

‘Portrait of an Artist’ shines a light on unique individuality in the arts, adding FKA Twigs, Rei Kawakubo and French actress Isabelle Huppert to the already iconic cast. The book creates both a portrait of each individual woman and collectively a powerful portrait of the impact of women on the creative industries.

Hugo Huerta Marin has spent the last seven years, interviewing, writing and curating ‘Portrait of an Artist’, visiting the homes, studios, theatres and galleries of these incredible female artists, capturing their portraits and stories in environments they felt comfortable and creative. Marin is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer whose work centres on the topics of gender and cultural identity. He works as an art director to Marina Abramović, with whom he has collaborated internationally. Hugo’s solo exhibitions have been featured at The Hole Gallery in New York, Never Apart Gallery in Montreal, and MUAC museum in Mexico City. He was part of the 2019 Casa Nano art residency in Tokyo.


Discover ‘Portrait of an Artist: Conversations with Trailblazing Creative Women’ here

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