The impetus is to conceive art as a process - to visualize art in its very nature The fabrics Uli Fischer is working with have one thing in common: they have a history of their own, have obtained a soul by usage, bearing signs of wear. Uli Fischer attemps to make these signs of wear visible, tracking down their individual life and aura, the patina of each of them, while at the same time exploring their artistic value and esthetics within a new contextual frame. In tracing the elements of life within the various fabrics, Uli Fischer uncovering their apparent patina to unveil their inner structure and coherence whilst strongly relying on his own artistic intuition he not only conjures and re-creates the historical aura but succeeds in expanding it by adding a new dimension: his own.
1985-1987 Screenprint on untailored articles of clothing until 1991 monochromatic colour painting on various image carriers focussing on the square. The reduction on the essentials as well as the interaction of object and space is of central interest
First contacts within the spheres of theatre and film 1986-2005 Various projects as freelancing set designer and art director 1986 Founding of the non-commercial exhibition venue called Laden fr Nichts (Shop for Nothing) located in Berlin-Kreuzberg Collaboration with guest-artists on space-related exhibitions. For more than 6 years continuously presenting exhibitions with 20 artists 1990 Catalogue-production with and by artists of Laden fr Nichts, supported by Kunstamt Berlin 1996 Founding of the Showroom Kunst und Primitives Tribal Art Textiles Exhibition concept: Tribal Art in dialogue with contemporary fine arts 6 exhibitions at Kunst und Primitives 2 exhibition in collaboration with Kunstamt Berlin/Wedding at Galerie Nagel, Berlin 2002 Re-orientation, starting as an freelancing artist Focus on own artistic interests discovering textiles as artistic medium Foundation of the producers gallery art of textiles in a new location Concept : Creating a hotspot for material art in a central area of Berlin. With a view to establish a showcase for international artists 2008 Gallery'art of textiles', first exhibition space in the field of contemporary art in Berlin for material art focussing on textile artwork. Location: Berlin Charlottenburg , Grolmanstrasse 51, 10623 Berlin
In tracing the elements of life within the various fabrics, I am uncovering their apparent patina to unveil their inner structure and coherence whilst strongly relying on my own artistic intuition I'm not only conjure and re-create the historical aura but succeed in expanding it by adding a new dimension: my own. Time is floating like water, traces of life and use becoming one with the presence and future.
1953 born at 3. Nov. in Osnabrück, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin.
1968-1971 Training as knitting machine-setter with the knitting-mill company Erica Rssler in Osnabrck 1973-1978 Studied textile design at the University of Applied Sciences for Design in Hannover, Germany 1978-1982 Studied and graduated in fine arts at the Academy of Visual Arts, Braunschweig 1980-1981 whilst touring the US and Mexico 1982-1983 Residency in the USA, studying at UCLA and working as colorist with Rainbow Textiles in Los Angeles and as assistant of the Canadian artist, Michael Hayden 1984 Return to Germany, since then living and working in Berlin
First exhibition of gallery 'art of textiles'Berlin -japan indigo 08.03.-01.04. 2008 textile Bilder und Objekte, Gebrauchstextilien aus dem alten Japan als knstlerisches Medium -textiles - 21.06.-21.07. 2008 Assemblagen und Collagen -patina - 11.10.-29.11.2008 Lebensspuren, in Stoff geschriebene Zeit-Geschichte(n) -tendenz vertikal 16.05.-27.06.2009 neue Objekte - Participation in'Web-Work', initiated by the artist Silvia Breitwieser, Neues Atelierhaus Panzerhalle Potsdam - neulich vor hundert Jahren - 21.11.09 - 16.01. 2010 Zeit, ein relativer Faktor
- Project interaktion I - IV work in progress 2010, consisting of four shows in the period of 12 month gallery ' art of textiles ', Grolmanstrasse 51, 10623 Berlin
- interaktion I/IV - 20.03.-24.04. 2010 time and material - interaktion II / IV - 19.06.-24.07. 2010 Zeit essen Leben schmecken -
- interaktion III / IV - 25.10.-31.10.2010 Risse und Flecken -