RAUMX is pleased to annouce the forthcoming show with Ulrich Wellmann, September 2014
12th – 20th of September 2014
Private view Friday 12th. of September 2014
Ulrich Wellmann will show his recent watercolours.
The Cologne based painter Ulrich Wellmann affected, shaped and extended the view on temporary colour-painting. He occupies himself with elementary questions on painting and offers solutions in image and paint. In this process, the substrate of the painting starts to play a more important role.
In his new watercolour works Wellmann allows the paper to be liberated from its usual, two-dimensional function. Like this, it easily catches anyone’s attention through individual form and striking material characteristics. These qualities are created by folding, scratching, cutting, twisting and tearing the paper. This is a process usually done before painting, which plays with the appeal of the reasonable. The features of touching the paper will always stay openly visible. They affect the process of a work by sending impulses that guide the artist in his way of painting. Ulrich Wellmann responds to these sensual notes with his colouring in a careful and sensible way, allowing an image to develop. These watercolours do not only refer to themselves. They make their wall, their light, their space and their social surrounding become an emotional quality. Now they belong here.
From 1975 – 80 Ulrich Wellmann (1952) studied painting with Prof. Stefan Wewerka at the University for Art and Design in Cologne. He supported Günter Umberg’s “Raum für Malerei” Cologne (27 shows with international painters of colour-painting ) Wellmann’s work has been shown in Basel, New York City, San Francisco, London, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt and Cologne. His work is part of several museums and private collections.
Photography: Andreas Keil and Karin Hochstatter