About Ulrike Buhl's works
Ulrike Buhl is giving an innovative contribution in the fields of Design, Abstraction and Conceptual. Since the early 20th century, the word “design” has been used to refer to objects valued for the aesthetic qualities they convey. It was often used in conjunction with the decorative-arts, but with the societal shifts of the twentieth and twentyfirst century, the term “design” expanded to a wider field, and now includes areas such as industrial design, graphic design and fashion design. Some of the most significant design movements include The Arts and Crafts movements and the Bauhaus, which succeeded in unifying artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, many artists were longing for a change that would allow art to encompass the transitions in society occuring at the time. Abstract art therefore indicates a desire to break free from the more classical depictions of reality, in which artists were constrained. With the use of geometrical shapes, colours and gestural elements, artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques were able to lay the foundations for what would become an essential branch of modern art. With abstract art, objects and figures are simplified, schematised, which can arguably provide the viewer with a more spiritual experience, since the focus is not put on the material world, but implies an invitation to delve into reflection.
Conceptual art appeared as an art movement in the 1960s, critiquing the previously ruling modernist movement and its focus on the aesthetic. The term is often used to refer to art from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. In Conceptualism, the idea or concept behind the work of art became more important than the actual technical skill or aesthetic. Conceptual artists used whichever materials and forms deemed most appropriate to get their ideas across. This resulted in a variety of different types of artworks that could look like almost anything – from performance to writing, to everyday objects. The artists explored the possibilities of art-as-idea and art-as-knowledge, using linguistic, mathematical, and process-oriented dimensions of thought as well as invisible system and processes for their art.
Ulrike Buhl's exhibition
Ulrike Buhl's work has most recently been exhibited at LAGE EGAL in Berlin (11 December 2019 until 31 January 2020) with the exhibition L’ARTISTE ET LES COMMISSAIRES — NOT SO A WHITE CUBE #16.
One of Ulrike Buhl's work is curently for sale on Artland.