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Ugo Rondinone

yellow blue white clock, 2016

Stained-glass window, wire
23 3/5 in diameter
60 cm diameter
Edition 1/1 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Berlin
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Esther Schipper
Berlin
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Ugo Rondinone's series of clocks combine important themes of the artist’s practice: the use of …

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Ugo Rondinone's series of clocks combine important themes of the artist’s practice: the use of historical media and archetypal motifs, recurring references to the passing of time and an engagement with the emotional resonance of color. Each clock is based on the traditional clock face. It is perfectly spherical, …

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Ugo Rondinone
Swiss, b. 1964
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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.

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Ugo Rondinone's series of clocks combine important themes of the artist’s practice: the use of …

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Ugo Rondinone's series of clocks combine important themes of the artist’s practice: the use of historical media and archetypal motifs, recurring references to the passing of time and an engagement with the emotional resonance of color. Each clock is based on the traditional clock face. It is perfectly spherical, …

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Ugo Rondinone
Swiss, b. 1964
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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.

Ugo Rondinone

yellow blue white clock, 2016

Stained-glass window, wire
23 3/5 in diameter
60 cm diameter
Edition 1/1 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Berlin
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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