Ula Einstein is an artist from Zurich, Switzerland who lives and works in New York City, creating ethereal, performance-based installations that fuse together the aesthetics of sculpture, painting and drawing while maintaining a strong focus upon the movement of line. Einstein’s compositions are the results of the tension of chance and control, while exposing the tenuous nature of flat surface. In an ongoing installation-based photography project the artist has utilized white broken eggshells as a background for typeface “tattoo” letters. Einstein currently creates fire, thread and ink drawings across layers of rice paper, vellum and polyurethane fibers.
The blade-cut drawing titled Scales (2011) appears on heat-manipulated Tyvek that frames a thin prism of colors shining forth from a plastic surface. Flame-burned patterns seen in Renewal V (2011) appear as a collection of marks, similar to Braille and Morse code. The illusion of a floral landscape appears in Replenish (2011), a 13” by 9” fire drawing that was later coated with orange ink and watercolor, whereas Branching Out (2010) reflects the representation of repetitive, mechanical movement as red ink and wire intersect across the picture plane and serve as mutual shadows.
Ula Einstein has received numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the East Coast and beyond. In 2010 the Heidi Cho Gallery located in Chelsea, New York included her art in a group show titled As You Like It. The following year Einstein’s drawings, objects and installations appeared in two group shows – Plants in Science, Culture & Art at the Everhart Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania as well as The Book – A Contemporary View at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts in Wilmington Delaware. In 2011 the artist showed Hybrid In(ter)ventions in an exhibition titled Contemporary Souvenirs that was on view at the Gallery of Contemporary Art located at the Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. During that same year at L’Adodart Galerie in Paris, France hosted a solo show for the artist titled Distillations. In April 2013 Ula Einstein exhibited a range of new work in Divergent Ways that was hosted by La Maison d’Art in New York City. The artist is currently transforming some of her ideas into public art projects.
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