Ugo Rondinone : Laura Hoptman, Erik Verhagen, Nicholas Baume, Jason Schmidt

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The definitive monograph on the work of one of the most prolific, versatile, and exciting artists of the last three decades

Over the past 30 years, Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone has developed a distinct body of work: vibrant paintings, immersive installations, sculptures, and text-based works, all united by a poetic quality and an enduring preoccupation with such universal themes as time and cosmic cycles.

Profoundly interested in the contemplation of everyday life, Rondinone reconciles the visual language of psychedelia and advertising with meditative, intimate reflections on personal and collective experiences. This book brings fresh perspective to his remarkable life and career and is a must-have for his huge global following.

Specifications:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 160 pp
  • Illustrations: 200 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838661656

Ugo Rondinone (b. Brunnen, Switzerland, lives and works in New York) is an artist who makes works defined by a poetic quality and an enduring preoccupation with universal themes such as time, cosmic cycles, or the primordial opposition of day and night. As well as several distinct groups of paintings (landscapes, mandalas, horizons, windows, stars and brick walls), and immersive installations (featuring clowns, multi-coloured windows, and monochrome-painted walls), Rondinone makes sculptures in various materials (including an ongoing series titled still.life, and a number of large-scale masks), monumental landscape drawings, intimate still life drawings and text-based works.

Laura Hoptman is Executive Director of the Drawing Center in New York.

Erik Verhagen is an independent curator and an art critic and an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at Université de Valenciennes.

Nicholas Baume is Director and Chief Curator of the Public Art Fund in New York.

Jason Schmidt is a photographer based in New York.