30 Jan '16, 12pm

Unpacking Ugo Rondinone's "nude (xxx)" in London:

Celebrated as one of the most diverse contemporary artists, Ugo Rondinone’s oeuvre spans from painting, photography, and sculpture to installation, video, and sound art. Heterogeneous in his choice of medium and aesthetics, the core of the Swiss artist’s practice lies in the exploration of the psychological and emotional impact of seemingly banal shapes and simple elements of everyday life. The following two works are part of Rondinone’s most acclaimed series, a large painting from the TARGET series and one of his delicate wax sculptures cast from human bodies. Neunterjanuarzweitausendunddrei is a mesmerising circular painting consisting of concentric rings that convey a transcendental melancholy and sense of alienation through its blurry, out-of-focus appearance. Titled after the date of its creation in German (9 January 2003), Rondinone evokes the conceptual approach to ...

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