OVO Fine Art Print
This print is available in two sizes:
25.5″ x 34″ paper size, where the image size is 19″ x 19″
40″ x 50″ paper size, where the image size is 28″ x 28″
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Nils-Udo talks about the work created for the OVO cover:
“My first contact with Peter Gabriel was a phone call from him asking me if I would be interested in creating a cover for a new project that was in conception. He was aware of my work and invited me to the Real World Studios in Box in England to discuss the project. The meeting went very well and it was arranged for me to return to Box to carry out the installation. I created the nest on the pond at Real World. It was supported by tree trunks, so was a very heavy structure. The figure in the nest was the child of a Real World employee, and we were very conscious for his safety, employing two minders to make sure nothing went wrong. (The child, Josh, is the son of Susie Millns at Real World’s Art department). I took the photograph of the nest from the little bridge. I was very pleased with this installation, but of course it couldn’t stay in place on the pond, so was moved to Peter’s garden nearby. Unfortunately the gardener was unsure of what to do with it, so set it on fire. I was not too upset by this as much of my work is transient and the record is the photograph I take.”
Active in the field of environmental art since the 1960s, Nils-Udo is a Bavarian artist born in 1937 who creates significant structures that play with landscape scale, planting or montaging materials to establish links between a specific landscape site, horticulture, and art. Seen in Japan, North America, India, and Europe, his structures and forms have developed an expressive language with its own unique syntax. By highlighting nature’s presence, Nils-Udo’s landscape montages make us all the more aware of our place in relation to nature. His approach is tactile and extemporaneous, playing visually with the various organic and inorganic elements available in a given site. Nature becomes a platform on which the artist layers a discourse of human intervention in relation to the scale and dimensionality of landscape as well as the life forms therein. A sense of the ephemerality of life is inscribed onto the landscape in these ever-changing artworks.
OVO is Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack to the Millennium Dome Show in London. It was released on 11th June 2000 and features guest vocals by Neneh Cherry, Rasco, Richie Havens, Elizabeth Fraser and Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile.