For immediate release
NECTAR: A solo Exhibition by Ugo Schildge
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6-9 PM
New York, NY — NonFinito Gallery is very pleased to present NECTAR, a solo exhibition of the gallery’s newly represented artist Ugo Schildge (b.1987). Nectar will be featuring Schildge’s most recent works created during his one-month residency in Brooklyn, NY. This exhibition will encourage us to dive deeper into the process of pollination and further examines humanity’s close relationship with nature through the artist’s allegoric narratives. Schildge recently did a two-month residency in Shanghai to create works for his past exhibition, Pollen. This exhibition at NonFinito Gallery is the follow-up exhibition.
Recently, Schildge re-engaged himself in focused themes and figurative representations, setting the shapes and lines in his works free to dig into new possibilities whether they are in nature or humanity. In Nectar, the artist assumes a parallel world devoid of natural resources resulting in humanity's struggle with food crop productions.
Both visually and conceptually rich, the subjects of each work are also extensively exploited in the exhibition. Nevertheless, the most important metaphor lies in the exhibition title — nectar embodies the spread of life and the continuity of species, as well as the irresistible and uncontrollable sexual desire.
In Nectar, the flowers have a desire for sexuality. Like us, they find a way to reproduce themselves to survive. They secrete Nectar to attract birds and bees, while the nectar allows bees to produce honey and spread pollen through nature. Again, like us, flowers are sexual in their own way, they are heterosexual, homosexual and androgynous. The series explains the parallel between flowers, man, and especially how the differences of sexuality have a crucial importance on the survival of our nature.
Are the most beautiful bouquets made of a multitude of flowers?
Working mainly with natural pigments, clay, wood and plaster, Schildge questions the traditional form of a work, blurring the border between painting and sculpture, canvas and media, control and freedom. Painterly-ness — the qualities of color, stroke, and texture — is achieved through the characteristics of each medium and their interaction with each other.
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