Drawing upon the New Objectivity as a way to reflect on the present, Ulrich offers an updated conversation on the artificial nature of the world.
Ulrich Gebert (b. 1976, Germany) positions nature, culture and man at the critical centre of his practice. Establishing conversations that emerge from the relationships between these components, the artist explores how nature is appropriated, controlled and directed to create new cultural spaces that blend the real and the artificial. Having previously looked at the human impulse to dominate animals and scientific conflicts in botany, Gebert’s most recent work looks at the proliferation of man-made rocks as throughout the modern landscape. He received an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in London in 2006 and has also studied at both the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig and the Glasgow School of Art.
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