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Dec 092010

UGO RONDINONE, Nothing but the Night, 2010
10 × 10 cm, unique series of 10
published by NBK / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
not available  

In New York based mixed-media artist makes works exploring themes of fantasy and desire. Many of his pieces invite the viewer into a meditative state like the blurred, brightly colored, concentric rings of his target-shaped paintings; or his strictly black and white landscapes of gnarled trees that seem to bristle with questionable energy. His large rainbow signs are just as enigmatically alluring with their imperative affirmations of “Hell, Yes!” or “Our Magic Hour.” These signs seem to point to some hidden aspect of our reality and history. One sign, “Dog Days Are Over,” proclaims an end to a period of turmoil, but what that period is remains unclear. The signs encapsulate and make palpable an unnamed collective desire, and, in turn, may inspire a new one, e.g. this voyeuristic piece ‘Nothing but the night’.

History of prices:
NBK / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany     € 1.600,- December 2012