This painting employs a bold and playful palette along with a repeated figure to explore color and form. This work is part of a series by the artist that examines depth and perspective within a flat surface. James Ulmer’s paintings use a rudimentary vocabulary that is both simple and universal. The artist renders childlike elements in his work—including people, animals, still lifes and landscapes—with a combination of sophistication and minimalist restraint.
James Ulmer’s paintings utilize a rudimentary vocabulary that is both simple and universal. In works depicting people, animals and landscapes, the artist often employs a bold palette to explore depth, form and perspective within a flat surface. Ulmer renders childlike elements with sophistication as well as a minimalist restraint.