With a solo exhibition by Wolfram Ullrich (Würzburg, Germany, 1961) – the first in Italy by the German artist – the Dep Art Gallery in Milan closes its exhibition program for summer vacation. Through a vast selection of works that illustrate the artist’s characteristic means of expression, "Wolfram Ullrich. Pure Color, Pure Form", from June 21st to September 29th 2018, precedes the public event where Ullrich will be the protagonist at the MARCA museum in Catanzaro this November.
Visitors will be able to admire around twenty works in acrylic on steel, all made specifically for the show, of large, medium, and small dimensions.
Ullrich’s three-dimensional geometric abstractions are the result of assembling steel segments prepared so that the acrylic, which is applied in successive layers, will adhere onto them.
In an attempt to analytically understand the works of Ullrich, from an overall to a detail view of the segments, we find perspective incoherence the artist accentuates with millimetric precision. If on the contrary a synthetic approach is adopted, starting from the fragments and then the total form, the reliefs start to turn on themselves: depending on the viewer’s position, the works bend, they become soft, they fold in tight fissures of shadows. Ullrich’s work dialogues not only with the viewer’s eye but also with the space and the spectator’s motion inside this space, treating both like dynamic variables.