Ulla Wiggen b. 1942
Ulla Wiggen started her career in the beginning of the1960s, painting in a highly matter of fact technique the new world of electronic components and digital equipment – at once strictly objective and enigmatic. She was a pioneer exploring this subject at a time when hardly anybody could forsee the digital revolution, thus confirming Marshall McLuhan´s words: ”the artist picks up the message of cultural and technological challenge decades before its transforming impact occurs.” In 1966 she took part in the legendary Experiments in Art and Technology in New York as an assistant to Öyvind Fahlström, whose radical approach to art was a decisive inspiration in Ulla Wiggen´s artistic development.
In the 1970s, parallel to her work as a psychotherapist, she painted a serie of portraits, factual and secretive as her electronic components.
In recent years her focus has shifted from the inside of computers to the inside of the human body: paintings depicting the iris, the kernel of vision and epistemology. Her meticulous studies of the eye move between objectivity and mystery in an imaginative spectrum from irises, to temperaments, vibrant flowers and cosmological drama.
/ Peter Cornell
BlickUlla Wiggen 26 Sep - 3 Oct 2020(English below) Lördagen 26/9 2020 klockan 17:00-19:00 öppnar Belenius utställningen Blick av Ulla Wiggen. Vi visar tre nya målningar ur Wiggens iris-svit. Efter en blomstrande karriär på 1960 talet där...
One work by each artist16 Nov - 7 Dec 2019One work by each gallery artist, exhibition curated by intern Märta Öringe for gallery weekend Stockholm 16-17th of November. Exhibition runs until the 7th of December Beth Laurin Bigert &...
MONOPOL10 - 14 Apr 2019Dick Hedlund (SE) Oskar Korsár (SE) Jone Kvie (NO) Maria Lassnig (AT) Jeanette Mundt (US) Tobias Pils (AT) Bunny Rogers (US) Magnus Thierfelder (SE) Charlotte Walentin (SE) Ulla Wiggen (SE)...
CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen31 Aug - 2 Sep 2018Bigert & Bergström Nadine Byrne Inez Jönsson Camilla Løw Anders Sletvold moe Ulla Wiggen Together with Elastic gallery
Ulla Wiggen18 Jan - 17 Feb 2018I think all paintings are somewhat selfportraits. 'There's so much within one's own, you've not yet put into words, what you're aware of is a small tip of everything that's...