James Ulmer is preparing for the final VE release of 2021
October 23, 2021
At a glance, James Ulmer's (b. 1981) canvases seem to be populated with bold and flat graphical shapes, painted in intense and bright flashe paints. Evoking comic book aesthetics, children's drawings and Modernism in equal measure, his spartan compositions renders humans, animals and interiors in distilled, essential forms and signs. Striking in their simplicity and instantly readable, Ulmer taps into an archetypal, timeless visual language.
Recent solo exhibitions include The Hole Gallery (New York) and Marvin Gardens (Brooklyn). Select group exhibitions include Good Pictures at Jeffrey Deitch (Los Angeles) curated by Austin Lee, Peanuts at Eighteen Gallery (Copenhagen), A Being in the World at Salon 94 (New York), She Sells Seashells by the Seashore at Eric Firestone Gallery (East Hampton), and The Coyote at Steinsland Berliner Gallery (Stockholm) among others. Ulmer lives and works in Queens, New York.