Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1958, in Bilbao.
Ugalde studied architecture, fine art and philosophy in Madrid. He then won a scholarship to stay in New York in 1986, where he lived until 1989. He now lives and works in Madrid. He is strongly influenced by Pop Art, incorporating people and scenes from comic strips, hieroglyphs and landscapes into his pictorial space. He subsequently photographed 'anything which grabbed (his) attention, deserted streets, retired villagers, tumbledown houses', to evoke contemporary rural Spain. He adds large splashes of white or grey paint and sticks parts of postcards, images of animals or people from comic strips to the images obtained. In ...