Ulrich Kaelberer’s paintings are inspired by his journeys in unique locations, lost paradises where souls and imagination can truly wander. Lit by moonlight or a few lamps, his compositions sublimate abandoned, lifeless objects, mysterious silhouettes. Dominating are subjects of lost places, industrial shapes and dark technical perimeters, that are painted in the tradition of the “Magic Realism”. He chooses Gouache and Acryl colors to create the dark and restrained settings, which seem to reveal the objects gradually from the background.
He applies his creativity as engineer to design methods and algorithms for filtering, segmenting and adjusting the pixel space to transform the painted image in a new way, which may represent one fragment of the leading edge of digital art called Pixelmorphing. Starting from his paintings, he creates video clips that bring canvas to life through the morphing technique.
Ulrich Kaelberer is a rising artist, who lives and works in Stuttgart. He is member in various art associations e.g. the Stuttgarter Kuensterbund, (founded in 1899 by the King of Wuerttemberg), Bund Deutscher Kuenster and the Wuertembergischen Kunstverein.
His first US showing in Kansas City, Grand gallery (2002) was well received. He was invited to national and international gallery exhibitions in Germany, Italy (Art Time Gallery Udine) and Austria (Feldkirch, Kitzbuehel). He achieved the second place Painting/Drawing Award Lenexa City Hall, USA 2002, as well Prix Hors Concours, Revin, France, 2004. In addition, he contributed to events in Berlin (VJ Festival), Weimar (Back-up Festival) and Stuttgart (Crossway-Installation) with his pixelmorphing video installations. His participation at the Caroussel du Louvre art fair in Paris has been highly reviewed. Besides internet art forums the French Art&Design magazine dedicated a feature to his artwork (issue 11/2019).