Yves Ullens - LikeAPainting
Yves Ullens will launch his new series LikeAPainting at the occasion of the event “Art Beyond Borders” in Miami in the first week of December 2020. An original concept created this year by the Cube Art Fair in the context of the lockdown. After a successful edition in Brussels in October 2020, the Cube Art Fair is taking over the streets of Miami where the public and art collectors will discover the artworks of international artists. The artworks will be featured on billboards all over the city of Miami.
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, Yves Ullens began painting in acrylic on paper and canvas. First 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 “Templates” designed to give birth to photographic works, in a collection called LikeAPainting. One template 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. Like a painting on canvas, his large-format artworks (53.1 x 78.7 in / 135 x 200 cm) are created in a unique edition of one.
Les couleurs de la lumière
Ancien évêché d'Uzès - Uzès (France)
AAT - Arts Architectures et Territoire
Pascal Fancony, Yves Ullens & Julie Wolfe
Les couleurs de la lumière, Uzès (France)
All images, © Yves Ullens - Traqueur de Lumières