Mario Hugo's imagery has an innate modern beauty. Comfortable to blur the lines between the disciplines his work draws on the traditions of formal drawing, the structures of abstract graphic form and the intricacies of computer generated typography. In terms of aesthetic Hugo's resultant visual universe is rich and diverse, the approaches brought together through a distinctive personal touch, intellectual pursuit and ethereal vision. An artisan for the digital age, Hugo effortlessly traverses the tactile and digital work space but interestingly he identifies himself more amongst the last of an old generation of analogue practitioners than with the those raised in the computer age. In the first of an ongoing series of slideshows about artists' personal work and process FADER contributor Hugo talks to us about romance, ritual, influence, inspiration and the cyclical undercurrents of his work.