NINA URLICHS (DE)
Urlich’s images of people are both disturbing and fascinating. They cannot be classified in terms of times and space. Mummy-like shadows are superposed with red-lined silhouettes.
Different techniques such as ink and acrylic on paper or canvas are used by the artist to define the overlaid and disguised characters. Mummy-like shadows are superposed with red-lined silhouettes, resulting in undefined fragile figures and outlines, making them appear almost three-dimensional. In Urlichs’s works all the components of her composition both come alive and disappear as her figurations decrease in shape and colour – they seem to follow the natural cycle of life and death.
The contrast between her powerful compositions and the delicate nature of their appearance seduces the audience inviting them into an ongoing conversation with the artworks. The artist’s love for dance and theatre is implemented in the presented figures through their candor.
Horizon (saut quantique)