Kunstenaar : Udo Nils
Titel : Wind im Mai
Technics : Foto Lithografie - Oplage: 75- 1978 Hand gesigneerd en genummerd
Formaat : 100x140 cm
Prijs : € 75,00
Nils Udo is a German artist of the earth. He began in the 1960s as a painter on traditional surfaces, in Paris, but moved to his home country in Bavaria and began planted creations, putting them in Nature's hands to develop, and eventually disappear.
As his work evolved into more ephemeral creations, Nils Udo began to photograph them, to document and share his art. Udo's practice oscillates between planned installations, some urban, and extemporaneous use of found natural materials after he has immersed himself in a place and season. Some of his public installations are monumental, such as the Nordhorn Tower and STONE-TIME-MAN, but the artist recognizes that they too are as ephemeral as flowers floating on a leaf, over a longer, inevitable time.
Udo has a keen grasp of the phenology of European wild places, especially of the Chiemgau area of Bavaria, his home turf. He knows what fruits and vines and flowers are likely to be available in their seasons, what woody growth will enjoy the flexibility of youth, and what grasses, roots and vines will help him bind and reorganize Nature.
Udo's primary metaphor is Nest, that circling down into the comfort of Earth; his deep playful affinity is for berries and blossoms.
In 2004, Nils Udo returned to painting again, as he puts it, "in parallel" with his nature art.
See In His Own Words, below.