ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1987, Ugo Schildge is a visual artist and sculptor. Graduated from The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2014, he produced his works between China and the United States, at the crossroads between East and West, as if trying to gather the world.
The "Pollen" and "Nectar" exhibitions present his most committed works to date.

His work encourages us to take another look at the process of pollination - at the very root of our ecosystem - and to examine in a more detailed way the impact of man on nature.
It is through his works, a kind of earthly and material poems, that Ugo declares his love and makes us share his awareness of the links that bind us to each other, and the place we must take in the nature that endows us life.

Initiated from the research on the articulation between image and movement, U. Schildge first developed a major interest in the gears - symbol of the industrial revolution - highlighting the power of mechanics. He explores the principle of movement to try to reinvent the perception we have of the image by activating the workings of our imagination.

His last two works "pollen" and "Nectar" definitely place the consciousness of nature at the center of his work.
The representations are more figurative, but the specificity of its lines, the choice of its materials and the trace of its mechanisms allow him to reinvent the forms and to explore new possibilities, new links between the earth and the men.

"Pollen" is particularly focused on bees and their essential place within the ecosystem. The paintings depict depleted forests running out of resources, suffocated by the man seeking immediate profit rather than sustainability. These landscapes, this sad but probable future is counterbalanced by more luminous paintings, representations of bees or children, illustrations of the possibility of a harmonious tomorrow, of a great symphony in which the bees, the flowers, the human beings and everything that has developed in nature belongs equally to the same destiny.

In "Nectar" arises the question of the desire of the flowers and the concretization of this desire. This series creates a parallel between human sexuality and the "sexuality" of plants. Beauty as a remedy for sedentary lifestyle. The plants do not move, but they paint the most beautiful pageantry, the most beautiful colors and overflowing with sweet nectars, irresistible, to bring to them what they cannot fetch. They fade to please, in this absolute race to let grow in the hollow of the earth, still a few of them when they will be disappeared. In nature, the colors mix, embrace and flatter each other. The forms embrace and balance each other out. It is up to us to inspire ourselves.

Materials are also a central part of U. Schildge's work, of which honeycomb paper has been tactically integrated into the visual expression, giving the work a unique color palette and a sense of overlay. Working mainly with natural pigments, clay, wood and plaster, Schildge challenges the traditional form of a work, blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, abstract and figurative, control and freedom.
He exhibits mainly in New York and Shanghai.  

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:
2010-2014 École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
2012-2013 Exchange year in the School of Fine Arts of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Apprenticeship:
2011 Assistant of Bernard Moninot (Professor of École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts), Paris, France
2014 Replication of Marcel Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even most often called The Large Glass with director Pascal Goblot and his crew.
2017 Assistant of Harold Ancart, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2017 Assistant of Korakrit, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Residency Program:
2018 resides at Galerie DUMONTEIL, Shanghai, China
2015-2016 resides at Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, USA

Solo Exhibition:
2016 Gallery Perpitch et Bringand, Paris, France
2017 Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions:
2007 Theater "Juste pour Rire", Montreal, Canada
2008 Point Ephémère, Paris, France
2009 L’atelier Bouteille, Montfort L’Amaury, France
Group Show, Space Travelers
2010 École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
La Galerie de L’Echaudé, Paris, France
L’atelier Bouteille, Montfort L’Amaury, France
2011 La Galerie de la Tour, Paris, France
La Base, Saint-Ouen, Paris, France
2012 Workshop exhibition at the Convent of the turret of Le Corbusier, Lyon, France
Cloître des Frères Dominicains, Paris, France
2013 Place Saint Sulpice, 6th Workshop, Paris, France
Gallery Paralelo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2014 Space Pierre Cardin, for Le Prix Icart, Paris, France
2015 Gallerie des Sablons, Bruxelles, Belgique.
2016 Gallery Castle Fitzgerald, Lower East Side, New York, USA
Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gallery Mike Weiss, Chelse, New York, USA

EXHIBITIONS

2018.12.08 – 2019.02.24
Shanghai, China

PUBLICATIONS

VIDEOS

PRESS

March 2019
+ ELLE Decoration - Sniff the Rose (Chinese)

Feb. - Mar. 2019
+ LUXE - Magazine - Exhibition Sketch (Chinese)

Feb.01, 2019
+ Time Out Shanghai - Feature (Chinese)