Oil on burlap
341 x 401 cm
Taking the universally recognized motif of a brick wall as point of departure, Ugo Rondinone's large scale zweiteraprilzweitausendundsiebzehn traverses the boundary between sculpture and painting.
The work presents a neat, uniform pattern of horizontal rectangles—a visual shorthand for a brick wall—painted in a single tone of vivid orange on burlap, with the spaces between each “brick” demarcated in yellow. The oil paint has been applied with thick, robust brush strokes, while the edges of the painted “wall” have been left casually unfinished, so that glimpses of the rough burlap under layer can be seen.