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Ulf Koenig



Ulf Koenig


Ulf Koenig

"Manhattan VI - a deconstructive vision"

Wall Sculpture: wood/styrofoam/acrylic , 67" x 20.5" x 9.1"

Sale Price $7200

Artwork Description

Ulf Koenig’s wall sculpture series City’s Metamorphosis leave the impression of artistically alienated architecture models, addressing critically the rather hostile design of traditional megalopolises. Inspired by Manhattan, the artist deals with the clustered urban layout, and with the transformations from Bauhaus-functionalism, via postmodernism to deconstructivism, i.e. styles that are relevant for architecture and for art. Ulf Koenig allows himself the freedom to dream of attractive cityscapes. The visionary, more playful deconstructive concept of Manhattan VI gives rise to hope of more aesthetic cities.

 Statement

Constructivist wall sculptures, in terms of strictly geometrical forms and primary colors, in addition to black and white which match or alternatively contrast to the artwork’s background, are in my focus. An additional feature is their distinctive accentuation of a three-dimensional layout. That shall stimulate observers to walk around them to experience the dynamic of the composition and the play with perspectives.

The artwork titles indicate influences of architecture and technology. I attempt to explore artistically a more subjective point of view for prosaic objects in technology and science. On the other hand, I apply just new technologies/media to find, together with music/sound, new ways of imagination and presentation for fine art, i.e. my sculptures.

Biography

I live and work as a freelance artist in the city of Ulm, Germany.

In my early life, art has played an important role, thanks to my father, an oil painter and cartoonist. He teached me in painting and lateron I made autodidactic studies in design and architecture. However, first I turned to the exact science, studied physics and electronic engineering, and worked for three decades as PhD engineer and manager in major German industrial enterprises.

I dedicated myself completely to art in 2005, with focus on sculptures. In 2014 I founded the artists group AV-SCILLS, in order to create Audio Visual SCulptural ILLusionS.

Worldwide, I have exhibited sculptures and have presented multimedia shows together with the artists group. I received art prizes and ratings, have published in several art magazines, and have edited some art videos.