Ulrike Nattermüller

Born in 1955 in Wuppertal.
She lives and works in Cologne.

Ulrike Nattermüller´s paintings are illuminated and because of their partially metallic material have their „own light“. Spaces arise over iridescent surfaces, which are crossed by dull lines. Sometimes the brilliancy of the colors leads to the radiations of the surfaces and contours. Lines and gestures, though spontaneously and fleetingly painted, are set so precisely that situations arise and appear like slices of life. The perceptibility of painting shortens the distance between the image and the viewer directly. Fragments give space for associations. Through the paintings by Ulrike Nattermüller reality gains a completely unexpected expression.

Her works have been exhibited at
Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Museum Folkwang, Essen
„Aperto“ Biennale, Venedig
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
École des Beaux-arts, Valenciennes
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Kunstverein Bremen, Bremen
Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe