Archival pigment ink print on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm – Accompanied by Sumo limited edition Sun book
23 x 19 inches
Edition of 150
The Sun by Ugo Rondinone
Ugo Rondinone‘s sun paintings are a colorful ode to modernism. The series is a satisfying visual experience, one balanced by the repetition of the circles and their bright colorways, which provide exciting breaks to the pattern. Rondinone refers to these concentric pictures as his Sun Paintings, but has made it known that it is only out of convenience. Regardless, their title gives the circles a necessary context while remaining abstract enough to leave room for interpretation of Rondinone’s intention behind the uniform, yet unique, pieces.
About Ugo Rondinone:
Ugo Rondinone is a Swiss-born aritist based in the USA. He is noted as one of the most important mixed-media contemporary artists today with works ranging from paintings to large scale public installation sculptures. His most recognized work, Seven Mountains is an installation in the Nevada desert comprised of seven neon colored totems made of car-sized stones and measuring up to 32 feet. The work was installed in 2016 and is available to view until 2021.
While his work is easily recognizable for its bright colors and circular, concentric shapes his medium of choice has grown immensely since he emerged in the art scene in the early 1990s. He has worked with signs, taking phrases from pop songs and everyday exclamations and makes them into rainbow-hued, neon-lit sculptures. An ode to the text based artists such as Barbara Kruger and Mel Bochner as well as the neon obsessed artists from the late 80s such as Dan Flavin, Mario Merz and Tracey Emin.
His sculptures range from bronze casts, reminiscent of the greco-roman era to raw stone. All his works however remain tied to his land art roots with the usage or natural materials such as stone, wood and plaster.
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