Ulrich Reimkasten

Ulrich Reimkasten is a contemporary artist and professor of painting and textile arts at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. He was born in Lichtenstein, Saxony and currently works in Halle, Germany. Reimkasten, meanings rhymebox in English, produces lively, multifaceted work that combines his interests from painting, graphic arts to tapestry and architecture related art projects. Paint is only one of the many approaches on art of the former art professor for textile and painting at Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle. Reimkastens representative oeuvre expands over the fields of precise drawing, as well as graphics, tapestry and architectural works. His works also expand in the fields of animation as well as restoration. The confrontation of the many genres and media's is to be explained by his views towards freedom in art, the world and oneself. The overall access to his works and their exchange within the society result as something very important to the artist. Reimkasten results as one of the few, always ready and willing to talk about his passion, motives and inspirations and engages in the exchange with others. His various trips around the globe, especially Mexico or North Korea, France and Spain played a huge impact in the forming of his style. Especially Mexico and Sierra Madre impacted the artist in his view on himself and his artistic pursue as well as range of motifs. Central aspects to his work therefore result of subjects of the myth, humans and animals, as well as energy, utopia, sound, death and sexuality. ''Begreift die Welt und fängt an zu STAUNEN.'' , as the artist puts it himself. As the winner of the 2016 'Hallesche Kunstpreis', Ulrich got honoured for his versatile life work in which he always stresses both: the international, as well as regional stringing; his intensive dedication as the former professor is a direct indication for that. Many consider him as one combining the initial and primary meaning of art and modernity.