The artist Ursula Klinger was born in Germany, where she graduated in Fine Art and History. After having made Connemara her second home for ten years, she now has her Irish base
in Dublin. Further travel led her to spend several months at a time in the USA, New Zealand, Spain, and Malta.
She works mainly in oils although work for commissions also involved the use of watercolours, woodcarving, enamels, egg tempera, bronze and other media.
Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions and is represented in collections both in Ireland and abroad.
An old friend once said that my work "addresses the problems of visual communication; the showing of what is unsayable about the human condition in its fragility and its potential in their ambiguity" (Liam Carlin, 1922-2005). I always remembered this quote as it outlines my practice so well.
An open door, a cloudy sky, a broken glass, an abandoned shoe or a feather floating on water - I am always looking for the stories and mysteries, the joys and distresses, the energies and possibilities beyond the chosen motif as unsuspecting as this may seem at first glance. Through time series evolve as themes are revisited again over the years to explore and search for their ever changing facets.
My figurative and realistic style with its hints of surrealism developed accordingly and proposes to touch on memories and to pose questions. The traditional technique of oil painting, under-painting and numerous thin layers of glazes creating depth of colours and light reflects the objective in the technique.
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