Born in Argentina, painter Ugo Zogbi started his early life in public as a semi-professional tennis player which he admits was not his calling. The experience of “performing” for crowds however shaped his perceptions of private and public life, forever giving himself a self-actualized “public persona.” His first major career was in advertising and marketing which he turned away from in order to dedicate his whole life to painting. He creates primarily out of doors, inspired by the patina of salt and decay, he wanders the beaches of different countries painting with obscure materials – even creating marks by throwing brushes at his canvases from far off.
Ugo Zogbi has never before exhibited in a gallery until saltfineart discovered his work. The pieces acquired by the gallery have survived the elements, carried on Zogbi’s person through several countries and even a few hurricanes.