Miami Landscape (violet/yellow)

Ugo Rondinone

Miami Landscape (violet/yellow) , 2017

Mixed Media
15.75 x 15.75 Inches
Resin, poplar plywood, acrylic, board
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About the artwork

Miami landscape (violet/yellow), 2017, exemplifies Rondinone’s ability to ascribe a  deeper philosophical meaning to everyday objects. In this work, similar to Seven Magic Mountains, Rondinone repurposes natural objects and paints over them in a bright day-glo color to mask their original dullness. By doing so, Rondinone creates a paradoxical shift in which perishable items are preserved and frozen in time. The acrylic and resin used over the soil creates a beautiful textured image. However, upon deeper examination and reflection, Rondinone's work calls for the viewer to question man’s place in the universe and act upon a responsibility to protect nature.

About the artist

Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone, born in 1964, is a Swiss artist based in New York City. Rondinone is best known for his mixed-media installations that include sculpture, painting, video, sound, and photography. His eclectic oeuvre creates cosmic and psychedelic effects offering insight into the human condition and the relationship between human beings and nature.   

Rondinone’s use of space, scale, and color are pivotal in being able to bridge the gap between natural and artificial worlds. Notable public artworks include his 2013 installation, Human Nature, at Rockefeller center, and his 2016 installation, Seven Magic Mountains, located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The monumental scale of these installations force viewers to contemplate their surroundings and experience a range of emotions as they interact with the work. Rondinone prioritizes creating viewer engagement, rather than a conceptual understanding with his work. 2021 saw two new exhibitions for the artist, one in New York City and the other in London, the shows highlighting sixteen-foot tall cloaked figures surrounded by Rondinone’s stone sculptures. 

In 2007, Rondinone represented his home country in the Venice Biennale, and his work is held in prominent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Walker Art Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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