Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone

Born in:

1964

Nationality:

Swiss

Birthplace:

Brunnen, Switzerland

Based in:

New York, New York

Biography:

Ranging from installations to psychedelic paintings to large-scale drawings, Ugo Rondinone’s eclectic work balances on the razor’s edge between euphoria and depression. His signature incandescent colors and Pop references, as in his rainbow-hued and neon-lit sign pieces, turn cultural clichés (“Hell, Yes!”) into material for a contemporary Arte Povera, recycling old catchphrases, repurposed cement, or cast-off clothes. Similarly, his sculptures often transform everyday objects by casting them in bronze, giving them an artificial permanence that both underscores and denies their perishability. Rondinone represented Switzerland in the 52nd Venice Biennale.




Small Red Black Mountain , 2014


painted stone on stone base


17.8 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm



N/A, 2013


N/A


80 cm