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Sorceress blue/orange

Sorceress blue/orange, 2016 - Ulla von Brandenburg

Sorceress blue/orange, 2016

Ulla von Brandenburg  

64,5 x 80 cm / 25.39 x 31.5 inch
Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

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  • Medium: Two-colour woodcut on paper 
  • The paper size is 64,5 x 80 cm, the motive measures 50 x 60 cm 
  • This work is unframed
  • Ships in 5 to 10 business days from Belgium

about this work

The work refers to recurrent themes in Ulla von Brandenburg’s practice, such as the occult, magic, theatre and the trompe-l’oeil. Featured here is the sphere or crystal ball which in the world of sleight-of-hand and magic, is used to conjure an atmosphere of enigma and illusion. Von Brandenburg’s figure draped in striking colour blocks seems to be an abstracted contemporary and female variation on the illusionist with his floating ball as he was depicted in prints from as early as the 17th century.

about Ulla von Brandenburg

Ulla Von Brandenburg’s artistic practice is a visualization of the tensions between reality and fiction, visitor and actor, subject and object. Hallucination, mirror images and illusion influence the way we look and von Brandenburg’s theatrical style continually responds to this.

The artist starts from complex story lines, which she interweaves with ritual acts, historical references and elements from contemporary popular culture. Inspirations drawn from baroque theatre, German romanticism, trompe-l’oeil, literature and the occult come together in spatial installations consisting of coloured textile, theatre backdrops, watercolours, murals and film pieces. These elements are all specifically created and staged for the exhibition space concerned, resulting in unique scenographies and immersive experiences.

(courtesy of KIOSK)

Ulla von Brandenburg’s work has been presented in solo shows at venues such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Le Plateau-FRAC, Paris; Chisenhale, London; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Kunstverein Düsseldorf; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Zürich; MAMCO, Geneva; ACCA, Melbourne; and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Her work is also featured regularly in international group shows and at important biennials, such as the Biennale of Sydney; the Biennial of Lyon; the Venice Biennial, Performa, New York;  Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; WIELS, Brussels; ICA, Boston; Witte de With, Rotterdam; CAC, Vilnius; and The Power Plant, Toronto. In 2016 von Brandenburg has been nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp.

Ulla von Brandenburg is represented by the following gallery; 
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Pilar Corrias, London

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