Diptychon Iconic Turn 40 cm x 180 cm
Exhibition Berlin, Kunsthaus Achim Freyer (Opera Director, Artist, Art Collector), opening ceremony. Photo top right: Micha Kind, Ulli, Lutz Kampelmann. Photo bottom right: Ulli, Achim Freyer.
Das Symbol QR (Quick Response) im Fernglas benutzt Ulli Kampelmann, um den ewigen Hunger auf Antworten zu bestehenden Fragen über das Leben, über andere, aber auch Fragen über sich selbst zu assoziieren. In unserer unruhigen Zeit sind schnelle Antworten nötig.
Heutige Kommunikationsmittel, wie auch der Einsatz von QR's, machen sofortige Informationsübertragung möglich.
Man fragt sich: Welche Entscheidungen, welche Richtungen sollen gegangen werden.
So kann man im übertragenem Sinn den Iconic Turn bei sich selbst vollziehen, auf eigene Gedankenbilder und Faktensammlungen zurückgreifen.
Mercedes Benz Centre Stuttgart / Grand Opening with the new showroom concept
"I feel in her artworks a certain brilliancy, a special fire, a special striving for perfection." Rudolf Greiner - Art Historian & Gallerist. Ulli Kampelmann was invited to create artworks for Mercedes Benz' main Stuttgart showroom. At the top left: Ms. Kampelmann performs during the Grand Opening ceremony. Top middle: Mr. Thomas Zell, Director of Mercedes Benz Stuttgart gets instructed on sandblasting from Radan Knobloch, Ms. Kampelmann's assistant. Top right: Ms. Kampelmann's 10 year old son Corvin in front of the artwork surrounding the new Bistro inside the main showroom. Bottom left: a detail of the work. Bottom right: The main showroom building.
Mercedes Benz hosts art and architecture event for new city railway development project "Stuttgart 21"
"Thank you Ulli Kampelmann for your gracious invitation to your exhibition and for allowing us to participate with a presentation here at the Mercedes Benz Centre. The possibilities of art in our future architecture are boundless." Hans Dieterle - VP Promotion for Stuttgart 21
Commissioned sculpture celebrates early Mercedes Benz history / Documentary
When Mercedes Benz called upon Ulli Kampelmann to create a large sculpture to adorn one of their main showrooms, she was permitted to research within the corporate archives for an art concept. This two panel sculpture shows the five main steps of Bertha Benz' first ever road trip. As well, Ms. Kampelmann produced a film on this theme. The top right picture is a photo of the cast of the film. Bottom right is a picture of Ulli with Carl's hat and cane. Next to her is one of the last photos taken of Carl Benz.
President's office, Stuttgart Central Bank
"Your sculpture adorns my office and brings me joy. The varied play of light and color is a wonder to behold. Your work creates atmosphere and simultaneously harmony with special effects." Heinrich Haasis - President Sparkassenverband Baden Wuerttemberg
"You not only a beautiful lady, and so do your artworks....I love the colour you use (guess that you must be a very happy artist), I love the sculptures too." Annie Ho - Marketing and Development Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Recollection and imagination are sometimes fickle and cryptic. You get the flash of a thought, idea or memory when you crack open the door into the mind. Not always complete, the mental image is partial or limited; a slice of the universe as it was. As well, some of the individuals are simply on the verge of expression. What is it they are about to say?
Collectors / Buyers / Exhibitions
Creation of a Thought
Sculptures embodying the concept Creation of a Thought. Each stands approximately 30 inches tall.
Commission for the Duke of Württemberg
"The artist brings the sky into the room. Kampelmann's artwork in this clubhouse inspires enthusiasm and adds power to the sport; it creates a game of emotion" Edeltraud Groz - Art historian and Gallerist. Sixty-five square meters of artwork as a skylight in the Duke's golf course club house in Bondorf.
Tryptich for Hans-Dietrich Genscher
The friendship with Ambassador Max Kampelman leads Ulli to Ex-Vice Chancellor of Germany Mr. Hans-Dietrich Genscher. The two men worked together in the 1980's during the Madrid meetings to effect reforms by direct negotiation with officials from the Soviet Union.
Private Swimming Pool rooms
"Your quite excellent artwork for my poolbath contributes to the view and also substantially to the pleasant sensation of well-being." - Dr. Prof. Hans Sommer
Exhibition at Stuttgart International Airport
"This exhibition is the most perfect and aesthetic I have ever
seen here”. Georg Fundel - CEO Stuttgart International Airport "Ulli Kampelmann's work is surprisingly tuned to the wonderwork of the technology. Her artwork harmonizes very well with the architecture." Dr. Iris Jana Magdowski - Stuttgart Cultural Minister
"Book of Light" for Ambassador Max Kampelman
One of the most important and helpful friends in Ms. Kampelmann's life is the late Ambassador Max M. Kampelman. Mr. Kampelman is a longtime lawyer and political advisor who became a top Cold War diplomat and negotiator, leading the US negotiations with the Soviet Union to reduce the nuclear threat and to increase recognition of human rights. Originally appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, President Ronald Reagan continued Max's appointment after he took office. Thanks to Max's influence in easing the restrictions on political prisoners in the Communist Bloc nations, Ulli's brother Lutz came free of prison and was allowed to move to West Germany where he met up with Ulli. The "Book of Light" is a special artwork for Max. He was a tremendous scholar and possessed an extensive library on Jewish Theology, Ethics and the Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The "Book of Light" with its forever burning LEDs depicting a menorah symbolizes this. Here, Ulli poses with Max after presenting him this artwork in his office in Washington DC.
Light installation at Kuwait Business Town, Kuwait City
Ms. Kampelmann consulted on this LED embedded glass light installation now hanging in the lobby of tower 5 at Kuwait Business town in Kuwait City. This light installation is considered one of the largest chandeliers in the world weighing in at 11 tons with dimensions of 13 feet wide, 9 feet deep and 65 feet long.
Corporate Express headquarters, Stuttgart
"Ulli Kampelmann's art gives this building additional brilliance. We thank her for this tremendous cooperation." Petra Ochs - Corporate Express
Corporate Express invited Ulli to create a number of corporate artworks to adorn the lobby and main hall of their Stuttgart headquarters building. All together, five different pieces were installed with the central piece a series of colored and mirrored glass panels soaring two stories from floor to skylight within the central hall.
L - "Surveillance" 8" x 72" and detail. R - "Self Portrait" 8" x 72" and detail.
Commissioned artworks and exhibition at Drees & Sommer Project Management Headquarters
"I'm delighted to affirm that you artworks here in our building are beautiful. They are sensitively attuned to the space and create enthusiasm with all of our guests and associates. Your exhibition is truly memorable." Prof. Dr. Hans Sommer, CEO Drees & Sommer Project Management.
Drees & Sommer Project Management, one of the largest architectural project management companies in Europe, commissioned a number of artworks and held an exhibition of all of Ms. Kampelmann's works. In attendance were the local architects, city managers and various other VIPs to hear Ms. Kampelmann speak on art in architecture.
Painting of Conservatory
Dr. Braschel, architect, consultant and professor at Bauhaus University asked Ms. Kampelmann to grace his new conservatory with her art.
Paintings and sculptures in Belleair home
A dozen artworks located in this private villa on Belleview Island.
Installations at Art Nouveau Public Bathhouse
The City of Karlsruhe entrusted Ms. Kampelmann to bring art into their Art-Nouveau style Public Bathhouse. She created 120 square meters of art for the building.
Originally inspired by the Mayan stelae, Ms. Kampelmann created these sculptures.
ArtiStructure was conceived by Artist Ulli Kampelmann and famed architect Frank Lehmann.
Exhibition - Life in East Germany
Exhibition - Life in East Germany
Ulli Kampelmann was born and raised in Halle/Saale, East Germany. She first escaped as a child to West Berlin with her mother and brothers. Unfortunately, her father Willi, intending to arrive separately, was betrayed and picked up by the Stasi, East Germany's secret police while he was en-route to West Berlin. The family returned to Halle to await Willi's release. As a young adult, Ulli again escaped in the trunk of a small car with the aid of a West Berliner she had befriended. After enjoying her freedom for a year, she longed for the company of her mother and siblings. Using a borrowed passport, she snuck back in to East Germany to spend Christmas day with her family before successfully escaping for a third time back to her new home in West Berlin. So unusual is her multiple escapings that she was encouraged to publish her story. Instead, she has written Escapings a feature length screenplay depicting these events. As well, a documentary called That Damned Wall of her life with numerous interviews of her and her friends is currently in post production.
Left - "Pensive" 8" x 72" and detail. Center - "Poetic Stroll" 8" x 72" and detail.
"I am always extremely interested to see Ulli Kampelmann's art. When I saw her work for the first time I was very surprised at how extraordinary, how innovative this art is to see. I have been looking for very long time to find something truly new in modern art. I found it here: Aesthetic and Beauty. So much new compared to what we normally see. I believe it is an adventure to be with this art. The translation of the word “Adventure” means you may be uncertain where you arrive. I think this is the intention of Ulli Kampelmann, to attract attention to one point, get the audience in communication with the art and then leave them alone to enjoy their trip through this adventure." Rudolph Greiner, Art Historian, Gallerist
L - "Art Lover with her A. Macke" 8" x 72" and detail. R - "Art Collector with his Turner" 8" x 72" and detail.
L - "Butterfly Woman 8" x 72" and detail. R - "Art Collector with his Klimt" 8" x 72" and detail.
L - "Romance" 8" x 72" and detail. R - "Art Collector with his Van Gogh" 8" x 72" and detail.
L - "Keeping the Fun" 8" x 72" and detail. R - "Jumping Free" 8" x 72" and detail.
L - "Piano Player" 8" x 72" and detail. R - "Art Collector with her Paul Klee" 8" x 72" and detail.
L - "Still There" 8" x 72" and detail. R - "Coming Back" 8" x 72" and detail.