Ralph Ueltzhoeffer produced three large-scale gallery installations between 2008 and 2011. In these works, the artist transferred words and images directly to the surfaces of the gallery. Each installation featured 300 textportraits of popular persons. Disrupting the seeming naturalness of the white gallery space, Ueltzhoeffer’s treatment of the walls and ceiling underscored the way in which architecture and social spaces have their own way of speaking and representing the world…
The New York Public Exhibitions 2008/2009 by Holland Shelby.
Ralph Ueltzhoeffer born 1966, Mannheim Germany. The “MISSING” Project 2008 at Ground Zero, Cafe Europe and Chelsea Art Gallery Tomwell in New York City. In 2009 Project “MISSING” at Prada shopping store, New York. In the “Textportraits” images and words are equally used to generate a portrait, understood as the visual representation of an individual. Combining the miscellaneous digital information he composes portraits using the word ”missing” referring to the trait of human cognition to hide daily routine perceptions in “blind spots”. (Joseph Beuys Portrait)
Ralph Ueltzhoeffer’s artistic research is dedicated to the relationship of visual and written information in the digital sphere and their relevance for the beliefs one produces from these data. His search for new forms synchronizing visual and written information reacts and reflects on the internet as an open and central source of information in times of globalization and digitalization of data. In the synopses of visible and readable information he engenders visuals which require new perceptional approaches. More at Kunstforum…
Ground Zero, New York (2008) Installation by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer and Laura Maria May.
Ralph Ueltzhoeffer, Installation at Cafe Europa, New York in 2008.
Installation View at: Prada Shopping Store, New York (Soho) by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer and Laura Maria May in 2009.
Installation at David Zwirner Gallery, New York by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer.
Deutscher Bundestag Berlin (Installation by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer).
Installation Lightart at GLOW EINDHOVEN by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer in 2009.