primal Ugo Rondinone
April 26—June 1, 2013

primal Ugo Rondinone

primal, 2013 bronze 47 parts The bronze horses of primal are part of a body of work that also includes birds (primitive, 2011) and fishes (primordial, 2016). The groupings of creatures from land, air and sea represent the wider world and encapsulate the trinity of themes – natural phenomena, romanticism and existentialism - that underpin the artist’s oeuvre. The fundamental subject matter is visually emphasized by the honest and unadorned aesthetic of the sculptures. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Press Release

Esther Schipper is pleased to present primal by Ugo Rondinone. Working in a variety of media like sculpture, installation, painting, photography and video, Ugo Rondinone has been continuously addressing transient and ephemeral phenomena of time, fleeting emotions and momentous changes in atmosphere and moods of a place. During the last years the artist has captured these themes in a series of sculptures using different methods of casting. Motifs of Rondinone's sculptural series range from genres...
Read more