Hugo Crosthwaite is a Mexican contemporary border artist. He lives and works between Tijuana, Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Crosthwaite permits drawing to dictate his compositions. His works are completed using graphite and charcoal. The absence of color allows each work to be viewed as an objective documentation of events from which the spectator's involvement is forbidden. His intention is to create works that maintain their mysteriousness in spite of their classical figurative representation. The depiction of human suffering and violence permeates his works. Crosthwaite’s work is part of numerous museum collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Miami Art Museum and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.