Since the beginning of her creative activities Ute Wennrich has mainly been occupied with the issues of giving an artistic form to spatial structures. To tackle the difficult problem, she has been exploring two-dimensional planes and three-dimensional situations, appre- hending the significance of both in visual arts.
As a result we perceive objects that unfold a highly sensual quality, brought about by the use of diverse materials and a clear stylistic vocabulary. The images emerge from a plane surface, acquire space and eventually grow to three-dimensional bodies, as it is quite clearly illustrated by the “Colored Loaves” as the artist has named her latest creations.
These works overstep the boundary lines between flat surfaces and bodily shapes. Yet the nature of the objects can only be defined in relation to the limiting elements of the spatial framework in which they are placed. Only when interrelated to architectural settings, such as walls or floors, the imagery turns into three- dimensional shapes – into “Colored Loaves”.
At an earlier stage Ute Wennrich's studies and works were dedicated to the figure, in the widest sense of the subject matter.
This former project had already led her to investigate the visual field of space and the components of spatial structures, which have become the underlying concept for her pieces of art.
U. K., 1997