ullens in miami

December 02 2020 - December 31 2020

We are thrilled to announce Yves Ullensparticipation in CUBE ART FAIR’s Miami presentation this year. 

The Art 4 All initiative features an incredible lineup of artists, on 50 billboards all over the streets of Miami

A #staycreative campaign encourages artists and the public to remain positive and inspired in these uncertain times. 

WORLD PREMIERE release of new series LikeAPainting

Yves Ullens has always had a passion for painting.  But it is with his own photography that he began exploring light, color and composition.  Photography allows him to capture images, with different abstract interpretations, of the subjects he photographs. 

In 2019, Ullens began painting in acrylic on paper and canvasFirst and foremost a photographer, Ullens then decided to photograph his painted works - generating an innovative breakthrough in abstraction - in terms of composition, strength, and balance of colors.  The paintings are not intended to be exhibited, rather they serve as subject matter for his future abstract photographs.  His paintings in this way, become "Matrixes” (in the sense of templates) designed to give birth to photographic works, in a collection called LikeAPainting.  One matrix is used to make a body of 2 to 10 photographic works.  Printing with archival pigmented ink on paper or canvas, a technique that comes very close to painting, the artist achieves an intentional visual confusion.  As a painting on canvas, his largest format artworks are created in a unique edition of one.

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ullens in miami : Matrix 04.02 2020 archival ink jet print on canvas, ed. 3 150 x 100 cm (59 x 39.1 in)
ullens in miami : Matrix 04.01 2020 archival pigment ink jet on canvas, unique 135 x 200 cm (53.1 x 78.7 in)
ullens in miami : Matrix 05.04 2020 archival ink jet on canvas, ed. 3 150 x 100 cm (59 x 39.1 in)
ullens in miami : Matrix 05.09 2020 archival pigment ink jet on canvas, unique 135 x 200 cm (53.1 x 78.7 in)

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