Posts by Ugo Nonis

  • by Ugo Nonis
    Study

    This study and the many more to come will help me understand what I am able to achieve with oil paints. I am a long way from mastery but I am proud of myself for taking the first step. Thank you to the artists who inspire me and make me want to create art daily.

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    A Few Steps
    A Few Steps.
    40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm).
    Oil on Paper. (framed)
    This painting is available for purchase.
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    This is a celebration of my favorite colors, pink and teal. A party between me and the canvas. The result is many hours of joy and learning.
    After many year wanting to develop a new practice with oils, I am moving forward. It is more demanding that acrylics but it is also bringing me a lot of satisfaction. The oils make me work for it but I can see and feel the potential to deepen my art. I have always loved to do things differently from one painting to the next, this is why I don't have a style I do over and over; the potential of new discoveries has always won over the know quality. I might miss the mark but the process is always more rewarding and the reason I make art is for the process not all the other stuff around it.
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    Black on Black
    I found this picture from a few years ago. It was a nice day and I think you can see I am very relaxed on this big white couch. The painting is part on my black on black series. I haven't done one in a while, I wonder what would be different now. I would maybe use oil paint for the lines and have more texture. I find that looking back to my older work sparks new ideas. Take great care of yourself and your loved ones.

     

     
  • by Ugo Nonis
    Surf Dots

    After painting a dot, I observe where my brain takes me. I let my subconscious guide me to the next dot. When it's all done, I get to enjoy a playful pattern. The simple colors bring me back to the game: twister, they brings me back to my discovery of the American culture as a foreign exchange student. I moved from Paris to LA with a 5 year layover in NYC to be closer to the ocean and the waves. I remember being 8 years old and reading surf magazines, hoping that one day I would ride waves. I am happy to call Venice Beach my home. Surfing is one hell of a drug. It's very hard to get but when you get a good wave it can makes you high for a few days. There is a saying In surfing: To surf well you have to connect the dots from the bottom of the wave to the top. This painted surfboard is me connecting the dots.  Thank you to @annamaiche for her modeling talent and to @staywildswim for creating Sustainable Swimwear.

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    Big Bo
    Big Bo.
    48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.4 cm).
    Acrylic on Canvas.
    This painting is available for purchase.
    email info@ugononis.com for inquiries.
    I feel at home with these bright colors. I feel true to myself creating this super bright and chromatic art. What I create is part of my journey. I am creating just to see what will happens on the canvas and in my life. Big Bo is a step I took and I am proud it. what does this painting mean? It means that I am closer to the end now than when I created it so I better enjoy my day. I am grateful for my family, friends and collectors. Thank you to @lanajoliecarlson for being a great friend and art dealer for almost 10 years.
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    Swimi

    I created this piece for a partnership with a reusable water bottle company.  This print is shipping out to Paris soon and I can't wait to show you the bottle with my art on it.  I hope you all have a reusable bottle so that we help lower the amount of plastic bottle I see floating in the ocean when I go surfing.  The warmer days are coming to LA and I am so excited to be surfing.  Surfing has been a big help during the quarantine for me and the millions of new surfers in the water :).  I hope you all have this kinda of flow creating activity in your life.  Have a beautiful Monday.  Thank you.  

  • by Ugo Nonis
    Valentine's Day.

    I got a card for Valentine's day. Well I actually found it on the ground on my walk but it's the same, almost. It made me happy that somehow this lovely card came into my life and inspired me to create. I hope all of you lovers out there are having the best day. Stay romantic San Diego.

  • by Ugo Nonis
    LOVE

    LOVE  40"x 40"

    Acrylic on Canvas.

      

  • by Ugo Nonis
    No Mind

    NO MIND. 48x48 inches.

    Acrylic on Canvas.

    I just finished and delivered this commission to a new collector. It’s now time for me to lay out in the sun and enjoy the moment.

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    Sittin' and relaxin'
    Sittin' and relaxin'

    These two portraits will be part of international group show “UNPLUGGED”