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.
James Ulmer received a BFA in Illustration and Design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2005.
Solo exhibitions of Ulmer’s work have taken place at: The Pit in Los Angeles, California (2022); V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark (2022); The Hole in New York City (2021); Marvin Gardens in New York City (2021); and PmAm Gallery in London, UK (2021); among others.
Group exhibitions that have shown Ulmer’s work have taken place at: Chart Gallery in New York City (2021); Primary in Miami, Florida (2021); Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in New York City (2020); Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin, Germany (2019); Carl Kostyal Gallery in Malmo, Sweden (2019); Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark (2019); and Salon 94 in New York City (2016); among others.
The artist lives and works in Queens, New York.