Sadie Coles- Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone

Mediating between geological formations and abstract compositions, Rondinon's new mountain sculptures consist of rocks stacked vertically on concrete plinths in groups ranging between two and six. Inspired by naturally occurring Hoodoos and balancing rock formations, the stacks also evoke the art of meditative rock balancing. Each stone is painted a different Day-Glo colour, with the sculptures' titles referring in Minimalist vein to their component pigment. The work appears poised between monumentally and collapse, seeming to defy gravity in their teetering formations, but equally to depend on it, bearing down lie an unsteady pillars on their concrete plinths. 

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