Large Colorful Sculptures

Day at the Art Gallery: Sculptures from Ugo Rondinone

By Quick silver | Celebrating life | 2 May 2024

Not all days are sunny. For me, rainy days are good to go to art galleries.

Checking out art is like a mini-vacay for my brain.

I had a chance to pay a visit to an art gallery here in Zurich and see and take some pictures of the “nuns + monks” sculpture series by Ugo Rondinone.

The scale of the pieces is really impressive. You can see the scale with humans as a reference of their size.

nuns and monks sculptures from Ugo Rondinone

The colors are also quite radiant, he uses chromatic contrast.

You can basically distinct only two elements in these sculptures, the head and the cloak.

The "nuns + monks" title implies that these human figures are somehow asexual, which make it challenging to distinguish nuns from monks, leaving this open to the viewer's interpretation.

About the artist: Ugo Rondinone was born in 1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland, he currently lives and works in New York.

If you like his style, here is his website.

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