Born in 1987 in Paris, Ugo Schildge is a painter and sculptor, who graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts in 2014. He produces his works between China, France and the United States.
During his time at the Beaux Arts, he developed a taste inspired by his master, Giuseppe Penone, for natural and vegetal things. Ugo Schildge is an ecologist but not a claimant artist, whose vocation is expressed through a phantasmagorical look at flora and fauna. Man intervenes discreetly in his compositions, often camouflaged by vegetation.
After five years in NYC, where the artist joined the Invisible Dog Art Center residency and worked as Korakrit’s assistant, Ugo Schildge returned to France in 2018.
In May 2020, he entered a residency at Poush Manifesto in Clichy and took the opposite direction of a solitary confinement to integrate this incubator of more than 140 artists.
In October 2020, the solo show Essence marks the artist’s return to the Parisian scene. The exhibition completes the triptych, which had begun in 2018 with Pollen in Shanghai and Nectar in NYC in 2019. An evolving world tour that echoes the “essential” imprint of Man on the earth, its benefits and its excesses.
The success of Essence will lead to a fruitful future for the artist in 2021 with a new solo show in Shanghai and numerous international projects.