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Ulrike Bolenz

Художник Ульріке Боленц

Ulrike Bolenz (Germany, Belgium)

Ulrike Bolenz lives and works in Belgium.

She graduated from the Kunsthochschule in Kassel in 1979 under Professor Manfred Bluth (founder of the Schule der Neuen Prächtigkeit) and Professor Tom J. Gramse.

She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Europe, Russia and Hong Kong, and in international art markets.

Exhibitions (selected):

  • De wereld volgens, Foundation Odapark, Venray, Netherlands, 2000
  • Regard sur le monde, Musée de la Poste, Calais, 2000
  • Habeas Corpus, Botanique, Brussels, 2008
  • Intersection, Musée de Cinquantenaire, Brussels, 2010
  • Botanique, Brussels, 2013
  • Academia Belgica, Rome, 2014
  • Hong Kong, 2014
  • Next Door, Living Tomorrow, Brussels, 2014
  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2015
  • Tour & Taxis, Brussels, 2015
  • Light & Dark, Living Tomorrow, Brussels, 2016
  • CELIBATAIRE DIVAS Hedendaagse kunst in Herkenrode Refuge 2017

Description of work

First Attempt at Flying
2017, installation, 50 x 75 x 10 cm

2016, installation, 120 x 70 x 12 cm

The Vitruvian Man
2018, mixed media, 200 x 200 x 30 cm

The Vitruvian Man

The art work presents itself by two superimposed layers.

The posterior layer visualizes an abstracted representation of man - inspired by the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci - the merely outward apperance of the Homo sapiens devoid of emotions, intuitions, without consciousness and meaning: The human being reduces to a creation of carbon, oxygen and DNA strands; to an object of anatomical sciences ; minimized to a study object for motoric processes for modern robotics and as a ‚tantum corpus’ of the general theory on the proportions of the human body by Leonardo da Vinci.

In summa - an organic vessel in absence of mental components.

This component is found in the second level of the work.

This layer, which in its transparency emphasizes the metaphysical of this plane, presents geometric structures - based on Sciarsism:

Emotions, soul, inspiration, spirit, etc., are transferred into the artistic-mathematical form language of the Sciarsism.

The metaphysical layer is, on the one hand, also detached from the somatic plane in this work, but nonetheless forms an interactive visible unity without which the existence of man would be unthinkable.

The distance between both layers in this artistic work symbolizes space and time - indispensable elements of the development of individual human existence.


From birth, man develops from an external state to an inner existence.

Competitive works

  • Ulrike Bolenz 2021 #292332160
  • Ulrike Bolenz 2021 Bacon
  • Ulrike Bolenz 2021 The Vitruvian Man
  • Ulrike Bolenz 2021 Cocoon
  • Ulrike Bolenz 2021 First Attempt at Flying
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