RIGA PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNIAL
June 16 2018 - June 30 2018
There are numerous references to painting in Yves Ullens’ work. The optical effects and the geometric compositions of certain images such as Blue Floating Shapes into Red, Disco Lights or White Light Sculpture evoke the kinetic works of Victor Vasarely or Bridget Riley. His more recent works in the Coloured Meditationseries evoke the colorfield paintings of Mark Rothko, who used to express himself by means of one or more colours, with vague contours, laid flat on the canvas.