Wolfram Ullrich's works operate within the rules of Concrete Constructive Art, but their stimulus goes far beyond. While he is at work, the artist assumes the position of the viewer, and anticipates as it were the consequences that the work's aesthetic reception will have on his artistic practice.
While the surface of the painted steel object is completely monochrome and flat, the supports to which the paint is applied are three-dimensional reliefs - making it literally painting in space. Augmented by a sly play with perspectival illusion the object not only questions the boundaries of painting and sculpture but also those between pictorial and actual space. Depending upon the viewers position it works into the wall or away from it, tilts, becomes soft and bends over narrow gaps of shade towards the viewer.
Wolfram was born in 1961 in Würzburg. From 1980 to 1986 he studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, and from 1981 to 1985 he studied art history at the University of Stuttgart.