Hubertus Von Hohenlohe : Narcissistic overload

14 July - 16 September 2021

Hubertus Von Hohenlohe's work is intrinsically linked to who he is as a  person.

With his camera he captures moments that show an apparent spontaneity, with a certain flair of concealed publicity, which makes his work interestingly attractive. Hubertus blatantly and almost arrogantly infiltrates his shots, being spectator and protagonist at the same time, an uninvited voyeur who crashes his own party. As the artist himself comments, he creates small adverts anouncing his presence in this market called life. His way of capturing the moment, not without romanticism, is juxtaposed with a marked pop aspect characteristic of his work. Hubertus successfully mixes intuition and careful post-production work giving rise to a totally playful, fresh and different art work.

For those of us who have been in Marbella for years, the name Hohenlohe is indisputably linked to our city, associated with the years of glamour where Hollywood actresses sunbathed next to European aristocrats in flamboyant luxury hotels. This is why it is perhaps difficult to separate Hubertus from the figure of his father. As an artist, Hubertus does not seek to hide his legacy and the energy he exudes in all facets of his eclectic life can be seen unabashedly in his work where he has managed to find, with great success, a voice undeniably his own.

The works presented in this exhibition are a journey through the vibrant urban colors, fame, advertising messages and war cries that invade our space. The artist shamelessly appropriates everything that surrounds us, becoming the observer of the spectator; the observer of the narcissist.

In a society in which we live absorbed with our own image, where filters, likes and the abuse of exhibitionism have become part of everyday life, Hubertus is able to show us this reality with a brilliant irony. The character we thought we knew before even approaching him, is discovered forcing us to reflect on our own prejudices, he shows us a mirror image of our own reality, and thus, the Narcissistic Overload that we thought we saw in others, we discover in ourselves.