Graduated in Belles Arts and Painting in Staaliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart (Germany) in 1986, and Art History in Stuttgart University, Ullrich began showing his work short after he graduated, begining his international career. Ullrich has received various awards, including from the Messmer Foundation (Germany, 2010) and from the Helmut Kraft Foundation (Stuttgart, 2009). His work is present in important art fairs around the world such as Art Basel (Basel and Miami), FIAC (Paris), Art Cologne (Cologne), and Zona Maco (Mexico City). He lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany.
Wolfram Ullrich occupies a unique position in contemporary art. He creates artefacts involving a synthesis of tradition and innovation. Ullrich works with a formal vocabulary that is grounded in geometric abstract art, the origins of which can be traced in turn to classical Constructivism – a current that emerged in several different schools of art during the second decade of the 1900’s, among them Russian Suprematism (as embodied in the work of Kamisir Malevich, for example) and the Dutch ‘De Stijl’-movement (as exemplified by Piet Mondrian). What these two stylistic currents had in common was the goal of breaking away from a realistic depiction of the visible world. Artists were no longer interested in rendering things as they saw them. They strove instead to create a new world of visual imagery using abstract, geometric forms – a pictorial world that was its own subject and its own meaning, expressed as pure colour, pure form. The works of Wolfram Ullrich bear eloquent witness to the vitality and complexity of Constructivist art in our own time. All of Wolfram Ullrich’s works share the clarity and rigour of Constructivist formal language, which avoids embellishment of any kind. Tight angles and clearly defined forms dominate his compositions. It is a style of art which – though often declared dead – has lost nothing of its freshness and vitality.
(from: ‘Form, Colour and Space’ written by Richard W. Gassen)
GADU, 2014 Acrylic on steel (4 parts) 50 x 111 4/5 x 1 1/2 in (127 x 284 x 3.8 cm) Unique
TAVO, 2017 Acrylic on steel (4 parts) 34 3/10 × 58 3/10 × 1 1/5 in (87 x 148 x 3 cm) Unique
YEH, 2017 Acrylic on steel (3 parts) 16 7/10 × 53 1/10 × 1 1/5 in (42.5 x 135 x 3 cm) Unique
DAN, 2014 Acrylic on steel (3 parts) 21 x 40 15/16 x 1 3/16 in (53.5 x 104 x 3.4 cm)
Reliefs, MAC Lissone, Lissone, Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy
Espace Oblique, Galerie Denise René, Paris
Exposition collective, Galerie Denise René, Paris
Arnaud Gallery, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo
Geometria en Movimiento, Galería RGR, Ciudad de Mexico
der ZIRKEL - Six Variations on the Theme, Dep Art Gallery, Milano
Zehn Jahre Zürich, Lange + Pult, Zürich
Inventario Galería, Marion Gallery, Panamá
Feria Iberoamericana de Arte (FIA) 2014, Galería RGR, Ciudad de Mexico