Sculptor, visual artist
Born in 1964, New York-based Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone is one of the leading voices in contemporary visual arts.
In turn photography. Video. Painting. Drawing and sculpture. Sound and text, he is a virtuoso of forms and techniques. Rondinone particularly likes to destabilize viewers’ perceptions. Disrupt their certainties by developing surprising sensory environments. Reorganizing the content and formal elements through a personal poetic filter. Also, while drawing directly from the outside world. It envelops the audience in a synaesthetic experience.
The artist has developed very precise and repetitive series. Sculptures and videos of clowns. Acrylic paints targeted on linen. Rubber masks. Aluminum face sculptures. Oversized wax bulbs. Then, striped paintings on polyester, stone sculptures. Through which he explores the themes of fantasy and desire, diversifying into literature and poetry. Contemporary cinema and the visual arts.