Hugo Pétigny

Promotion Marguerite Duras


Hugo Pétigny

Born in 1992 in Montivilliers (France)

Born in Le Havre in 1992, Hugo Pétigny is interested in the energies transmitted through art. After studying electrical engineering and photography in Le Havre, Hugo graduated from the University of Lille and the Beaux-arts de Tourcoing and is currently at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains.

Using installations and photographs, he seeks to develop processes that allow him to put into images the interactions of energies that generally occur in closed environments in order to initiate reflections on our relationship to matter.

Inspired by the writings of Solar Punk, Hugo seeks to present a world in which humans are closer to their environment thanks to exchanges with light, leading, for example, to a reconsideration of solar time or a positioning of humans with the idea of photosynthesis of plants considering particles (photons, electrons...) as characters influencing our daily actions.

Hugo Pétigny proposes a world of constant exchange with the infinitely small, using photovoltaics in particular as a formal representation of a future in which the living and the technical are interconnected. Hugo takes from the impressionists their research into light, which he studied during his youth in Normandy, and it is from op art and land art that he draws the social issues that inform his work.


Électrographie de l'argent

Installation - 2022

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 24