Art Love: Ugo Rondinone
I think the lack of sun and vitamin D this winter has me craving a Sun from artist Ugo Rondinone.
I saw them at Toshkova Fine Art and can’t shake the craving.
UGO RONDINONE mediums include sculpture, painting, video, sound, and photography. His wide-ranging practice utilizes metaphoric and iconographic images such as clouds, animals, and figures, as well as powerful declarative sayings like “Hell, Yes!” By co-opting the language of psychedelia and advertising, Rondinone conveys his profound interest in the contemplation of everyday life and activities. “I see art-making as a ritual, a meditation for myself,” the artist explains. “It’s to exclude myself from society and to create my own rites…The energy of art is that you can spend time with yourself.” Born in 1964 in Brunne, Switzerland, he went on to study at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunste in Vienna and moved to New York in 1998. He has represented his home country in the 2007 Venice Biennale, and his work can be found in the permanent collection of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Rondinone lives and works in New York, NY.
Enjoy a look at the “Sun Series.”
You may recognize this artist from another favorite installation of mine, Seven Mountains outside of Las Vegas.
This one from his website has me wanting to make some wall space!
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