Ulf Saupe | Water
Space Gallery SOHO, New York
March 23 – April 15, 2023
Space Gallery St Barth is delighted to announce an exhibition of artworks by internationally renowned artist Ulf Saupe, at their New York City Gallery this Spring from March 23 till April 15, 2023. The subject? Water and sustainability – the elixir of life. Ulf Saupe is a German artist that studied Fine Arts at the University of Kassel with a specialization in experimental photography under the tutelage of photographer Floris Neusüss.
Ulf Saupe Res Navalis #30, 2018 Cyanotype on Glass (19.69 x 15.75 in / 50 x 40 cm)
The essence of Saupe’s work consists in making metaphors that respond to contemporary socio political and economic problems. Through photographs, sculptures and installations that reflect the human condition and its relationship with nature and society. In recent years the central element of his work is water.
“Water always finds its way through even the hardest of stones. Just as the truth, over time, cannot be hidden, and eventually finds its way to the surface. Thus, drop by drop, the glass fills up until one last one fills it up. The union of synergies being vital to prevent the avoidable and fight together for a necessary change. Photography and installation currently represent the most suitable means of interpretation of my work and it is the materiality that receives my particular attention in the digital era. Ideally, my work will not constitute another piece of consumption, but rather invite the viewer to adopt novel perspectives when contemplating known issues.”, says Ulf.
For some time, Saupe’s work has focused on the water element and its ecological and economic significance.
The gallery will show various cyanotype techniques. As cyanotypes are handmade by the artist, each piece is unique. The blue images of the series Waterscapes are depict manifestations of water in its natural cycle, remote from human impact.
Ulf Saupe Water Drop - Rhönsprudel, 2018 Cyanotype on Watercolor Paper - Variation II (42.91 x 35.04 in / 109 x 89 cm)
Ulf Saupe Waterscape #46, 2014 Cyanotype on Watercolor Paper - Variation II (57.09 x 46.06 in / 145 x 117 cm)
ABOUT SPACE GALLERY ST BARTH
Established in 2011, Space Gallery St Barth is a contemporary art gallery. Dedicated to showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Since its inception, Space Gallery St Barth has built up an impressive roster of artists, curated international exhibitions, and participated in major art fairs including the Venice Biennale. As of today, the gallery has locations in St Barth and New York City and regularly exhibits in Monaco and Miami. The gallery’s location in New York City has been open since November 2018.