Ugo Nonis was born and raised in Paris, fostering a strong connection to America after spending time in Chicago during his adolescence. Nonis absorbed the popularized ideas and experiences of american youth, translating his heritage and experience into visual representations of the time in his life. Before landing in Los Angeles, Nonis lived between New York and Paris for several years. While building an extensive 15 year career in graphic design, Nonis began to put brush to canvas and paint, overjoyed at the reception to his works on canvas.
His work has been growing, developing, and evolving for over a decade, evolving from black and white compositions into bold colors and soft monotones stretching across expanses of canvas. Each piece carries the weight of a different moment in Nonis’ life, with abstracted words and shapes revealing layers of meaning. His love for curves and shapes combine the stories spread across the canvas into something more recognizable and easily approachable. Nonis remains in a constant state of awe, reveling in the mystery of art making, marveling at the unexpected places at which each piece ends.