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Born in 1987 in Paris, Ugo Schildge is a painter-sculptor, graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts in 2014. He produces his works between China, France and the United States.

Since the start of his career, Ugo Schildge has been building two lines of thought: Ecological and Metaphysical. The Ecological defends the idea of ​​an immutable nature, whose virtues would be protected by their imprisonment in concrete. The metaphysical asks: what is the place of man in this environment and how do we create a contemporary symbolism in which plants say something about man, despite his absence?

Until now, Ugo has focused more on symbolic landscapes that bear witness to an anthropomorphic presence, without ever really exhibiting it. Fleurs d'Artifice refocuses man in the creative thinking of Ugo Schildge and thus begins a revolution in his artistic work.

The play on words "Fleurs d'Artifice" refers to both the explosion of orgasm, and the false, the concealed, the camouflaged. The palm jungles hide powerful and often sapphic erotic scenes, just as we disguise our underlying desires and our unrevealed fantasies.