Born in 1988 in Vitry-sur-Seine (FR)
Live in Paris (FR)
BIOGRAPHY OF Ugo Gattoni
Ugo Gattoni was born in 1988 in Vitry-sur-Seine (France). After obtaining a graphic design degree in 2010 (with subjects such as publishing, visual communication, and typography), he devoted himself to a large-scale personal project. During six months, he worked on a 10 m long and 1.2 m high fresco in rotring ink, resulting in an exhibition entitled “Ultra copains” at Galerie Surprise. Ugo Gattoni’s work stood out thanks to this project, and his book “Bicycle”, published in 2012 by Nobrow on the occasion of the London Olympics. He collaborated with major brands such as Hermes, Rolex, Pierre Frey, Ruinart, Céline, the New York Times.
The starting point of his drawings is often a story, which is developed along the project. Ugo Gattoni always grants careful attention to the many details in his drawings. He uses his imagination to give birth to surreal scenes mixing body parts, still life, and architecture. Besides paper, Ugo is a curious artist working on other techniques, other materials, with a particular interest for arts and craft.
EXHIBITION DATES OF Ugo Gattoni
J’aime les Panoramas (Bicycle), MuCEM, Marseille (FR)
Wanderland (Walking Sticks & Get Home), Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)
London Cycle, Museum of London, London (UK)
Bicycle, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (IT)
Pick me up (retrospective), Somerset House, London (UK)
Water for Elephants, The Book Club, London (UK)
The Buffet, Hayward Gallery, London (UK)
Ultra copains, galerie La Surprise, Paris (FR)