Social Distancing by Ugo Li
Original Painting. SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Oil on paper,
Ugo Li was surrounded by creativity from an early age. His father was in fact a painter and he spent much of his childhood following his parents around art galleries, so it seemed only natural that he should become a painter. Ugo Li’s work is highly personal, inspired by both major life events and the small everyday moments that constitute one's existence. His paintings explore the intersections of dreams, memory, personal history and daily life.
Ugo Li often takes his inspiration from the colourful advertising that pervades society. He plays with words and slogans that appear isolated on the canvas and are intended to provide more of a pictorial purpose since they are removed from their original commercial context. For Ugo Li the canvas becomes a place to project his emotions, he often removes and repaints the work until he is happy with the dialogue that has emerged.
Ugo Li has exhibited in both solo and group shows internationally in cities such as, New York, Bangkok, France and Montreal. His work belongs to collections around Europe.