Artinside Gallery Interview

Interview with Petra Ulrich-Neis

Petra Ulrich-Neis (Germany) answers 10 questions, using the 5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When, Why).

Art represents the “Zeitgeist” of a society.

Petra Ulrich-Neis

The following text is written by Petra Ulrich-Neis.


Who are you?

I`m an Artist…a woman…..I’m German…A longtime of my youth I lived in Italy. Some of my pictures are in America and all over Europe. Life shows me as Facit : The only order is the disorder. We name it “chaos”.

Activating creative processes is one of  Nature’s survival stratégie. Since space and time are finite for us, the here and now has a strong weight.

Each topic does the next if it matches it is going to be oval or round . Anfang und Ende werden Eins.Die Dualität  wird die Basis unserer Existenz und der “Gleichheitsgrundsatz  in der Differenz”.

Beginning and End become one.

Duality becomes the basis of our existence and the principle of  equality in the difference.

Who are your favourite artists?

My favorite artists are often ‘combinato l’ambiente’ in which I grew up. Starting point. Leonardo Da Vinci… Michelangelo…v. Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Modersohn-Becker, Camille Claudel Richter, Kippenberg…..

In the Literatur: Dante… Divina Commedia, Goethe Faust,Beckett …Warten auf Godot…Mandelbrot..Capra….Hawking…Kant…Fromm…., Rilke….there are a lot …., of different music too.


What themes does your art focus on?

Duality equality in difference…Fractal.

Nature and Chaos … Fractal. ..cellule..interactive it seems to be a form of rapport and each part is ‘unico because it changes in its context if the visitor changes position or the light changes and  so goes on in little different ways and  it’s going to ‘sviluppa’ a whole world in movement or ‘Augmented’.

Fractal….. in my opinion is an approximation,in forms, colors,time love,passion and transcendence, which manifests on  many levels like equality in different..often brought about by scaling. Furthermore for example through patterns…symbolic and breaks as well as changes of perspective light and shadow…no longer distinguishable ,it might be for me ,as the painter,that complexity is the connecting  means between the dualities conscious and unconscious when it “matched” (flow) it can no longer be distinguished.

Elements such as water, air, energy, time and space cannot have one without the other.They create  levels ,meta levels, emotions and breaks in different scales. The basis of every picture is made of colors, passion,and the fractal.system with its fractions and repetitions,scaling and its own similarity in the difference, seem to point the way in which they polarize and the viewer finds access to the picture.  Over time, breaks over breaks develop.Own patterns emerge,which in turn lead to new realities. There is movement and evolution…Panta rhei….and the whole is more than a sum of its parts.

The images are felt and felt through their own characteristics a living contribution to our world in shapes and colors combined with transcendence as inwardness in the outward and the desire to contribute to our “existence” perform.Through the viewer it comes close…to its purpose…inside and outside  because…. without my Inside.There is no outside.The outside is not only a reproduction of what I think to see, it’s also what I feel. It’s me . What’s my experience…it’s a collection from “time , light & shadows “liberato in a way of Brain-storming…. . or connecting between the dualities conscious and unconscious  ……..

You can read  it like a Book . You have to take You times’ if  you are interested looking inside..the Colors and astrattismo use a speak called ‘free’ we talk about “fenomeni non lineari” di spiritualità, transcendenz, the pur color of light. Which makes everything livery . That seems to be to me my augmented reality.

If it works, if it talks (the picture ) I think you can find a new world inside never goes to be boring.

Each day you will find a different picture.

What is your hallmark as an artist?

 Hallmark: Powerful painting and designs complex.

The Start  was many years ago …with “Eggs” (designed with Squash, during the years it started to be much more complex then I broke it and created pictures out of it, because it’s the absolute Form and symbol for life  and ordine, femininity mark. 

What music or other audio do you listen to while you work?

I can work everywhere, it doesn’t matter. Don’t need music for work. I can really concentrate. I’m in a Flow…lots of brakes does not matter when I’m drawing. …for oil pictures need sun and better no brakes.  One of my intentions was to express ‘times’.


When did you decide that art was part of you and your life?

With my father’s architecture and my mothers creatività and passion for handwork. Years later, a visit to the Cappella Sistina I was enormously impressed by the frescoes and marble sculpture..I’m still impressive today. I wanted to be able to do it too.

At the same time looking back at the experience with Manlio Guberti, he made it public that I have talent. 

So this feeling began to grow in me. To really want to create this what fascinates me because it is an all encompassing language….activating creative process is one of nature’s Survival Strategie.

When I went to the Saint Stephens School. I started with figuratives copies of Freihand from the ‘great ones’. I was a Teenager in the S.ST.School in Rome, I started my personal survival strategie. I love life!

Years later I made some esperienza that showed me, that I have to do  everything on my own.

I showed my Teenager drawings, and  The Dozent . Prof. thought that I didn’t draw it. That it’s not my work. I felt  very bad. That was too much for me.  I started to work on my own.


Where do you work on your artwork?

Everywhere  also in a Museo (national in Rome) or in a Caffe in a Bar nel Restaurant and home in Germania  or by friends in Italy. Everywhere when I was alone downtown (this is for the drawings.) if they are small I can do it everywhereI like to drawing at home in the night. As you can see, I need a long time to finish it. ….

I wanted to have different rituals per pictures  to Olio and drawings. I start with the Oil pictures in the afternoon if there is a sunny day..I paint after a week of thinking or more. …very fast, 15.25 in the afternoon ( ‘the time’  I was born)..I paint very quickly. It might be ready in the evening.

Where would you like to see your artworks exhibited?

oh..I didn’t think about it…only to project them outside or inside at houses or in rooms wall, allover.


Why do you make art?

It’s my passion, my way of thinking, to create something…to be…to express myself…(whatever is myself)…to love life.

Why do you think art is important in our society?

Si può creare un new mondo without any male any tears any human disaster.

Sometimes People are happy to see the world in pictures around them with different Eyes or to feel what they had forgotten……to have a lifery society. To be alive. With all the possibilities of what Arte in each form from music dance opera Teatro  Everyart  makes life simpler (emotionally) and emphasis and colorful and opens Visionen, (this shows the difference between artificial intelligence and us) Art represents the “Zeitgeist” of a society . Arranged in disorder with an figthing Artists for sight of Duality.

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