“The original is always what is being created | now and immediately | irretrievable | perceptible | approaching and circling | practising, experiencing and discovering | a process with “happy coincidences” | persistence | “uniqueness” arises in the momentum of body, soul and presence being inspired | failure and finding solutions “by chance” | “finalmente”: lived life | analogous = corresponding, appropriate | like the body measurements of the medieval builders who worked with the “cubit” | inspire ideas | continue to grow sustainably and organically | step by step | slow down. ..”.
My name is Ute Kledt and I am the artist behind this philosophy. What I need most in my work is to use my hands and materials. To experience. To succeed. Something beyond your own abilities sometimes happens to you like a falling ripe apple, a “bonne chance”. Read more
My artistic spectrum touches on themes such as nature, landscape, water, relationships. Some of the projects are participatory. I invite you to browse my website and take a look around. And if you have any questions, please contact me or sign up for the newsletter.
Records and observations on the nature and perception of the Ukrainian war – from a distance – in the spring of 2022. A diary in short prose and illustrations for the first 100 days .. Read more…
“Ephemeral” art projects: These are works made from changing materials. Sometimes they are withered plant materials, sometimes it’s books made of ice or just drawings in the sand. Read more… Read more
Colours from nature. There are also a number of projects (creation of a dye garden, production of plants and natural dyes/binders/colouring food, production of ink and chalk) in the areas of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), conservation of biodiversity and promotion of local economic cycles. “farbengarten” is part of the global network initiative “sevengardens”. Read more…
Just as interpersonal relationships and networks are not always obvious and comprehensible to outsiders, the positions of ships on the world’s oceans are often only visible via GPS. When I first saw the invisible “meetings” of ships on the global overview maps of shipping services such as marinetraffic.com, a play on words came to mind: “Relationships”. Relationship ships. Read more
15 March is International Day of Printmaking. Since 2018, traditional printing techniques have been included in the German UNESCO Commission’s national list of intangible cultural heritage. An event was held at the Palmenhaus Konstanz: Leaf on Leaf – Experimental Colour Printing with Plants. Read more
Pigments have a life of their own. Depending on the binder, different effects are produced: small glittering particles on the surface of casein binders, chalky with paste paint, egg tempera and earth pigments. Read more
“Surely everyone knows that the landscape is not just a delimited exterior, but can vibrate with one’s own interior. It is precisely these moments that Ute Kledt paints. It is this crazy interplay of a multitude of elements that is called nature and that we perceive as atmosphere. Read more…
“Happy Waters is a book and exhibition project: photographs taken over seven years in the waters of Lake Constance and the Rhine. The images are portraits of people in close contact with the water – swimming, diving and simply “being in the lake”.
The Pappies are Tronies. Unintentional portrait studies on paper plates. A painterly experiment. Read more
When I paint landscapes, I’m interested in the atmospheric… Read more