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Vernissage "The Constructed Painting"

Date: September 19, 2004; 11.30 a.m.

Artist: Ulrike Bachmann

Exhibition panorama

U. Bachmann, R180-004-030, acryl on canvas, 180x140 cm, 2004
R180-004-030, acryl on canvas, 180x140 cm, 2004

From the beginning of her artistic career, Ulrike Bachmann has worked with canvas as carrier; with colour and its visual and physical valence, its effect in contrasting and the respective material density; and with geometricised forms she develops out of colour. Sometimes these are clearly conturated and singled out, sometimes they have more of an organic character through swinging contours. Black lines which at one point clearly separate spaces might at another point connect the massive forms in a playful manner and thus bestow a suprising amount of weightlessness and vitality to them.

Ulrike Bachmann's pictures are not an intuitive result of developmental painting - they are elaborately constructed. She uses her composite elements like building blocks which act with one another and connect each other. She incorporates visual, physical and constructive experiences into her work that go beyond the pure effects of colour and form to open a grand spectrum of possibilities for viewing, perceiving and interpretation.

U. Bachmann, Q80-001-014 / no title / Q80-001-012, all oil on canvas, 80x80 cm
Q80-001-014 / no title / Q80-001-012, all oil on canvas and 80x80 cm
U. Bachmann, R180-004-020, acryl on canvas, 180x140 cm, 2004
R180-004-020, acryl on canvas, 180x140 cm, 2004


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