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.
Excerpt of a text by Gabriele Schmelz accompanying the exhibition PATINA
- Lebensspuren auf Stoff,
Berlin, October 2008
2013 "weiche spuren, harte ecken"
2012 "uli fischer-nakaima"
2010 "uli fischer-interaktion I - IV"
textures: An Installation of
Uli Fischer und Rilo Chmielorz
Exhibition at Heidelberger Kunstverein
"was ich immer schon sagen wollte"
Catalog excerpt, "2013 Fiber Vision China"
Textilforum, Exhibition gallery basement/Wien
Christa Jeitner, project Interaktion I-IV, 2010
Dr. Inge Pett, project "nakaima" 2010
Gabriele Schmelz, Laudatio exhibition "Patina"