'I understand art as essentially static, which creates its own artificial gravity system, where the work states its own void or abyss... This allows for the work to shape its world, to reach out for it and fit it all together as portable metaphors... In this sense I'm very attached to the idea of art and art making as an environment that is itself outside of time and inaccessible to a linear logic'
(U. Rondinone, quoted in Ugo Rondinone: How Does it Feel, exh. cat., Centquatre, Paris, 2009, p. 52).