Frames, carpets and foils: Nicoll Ullrich at Ricou Gallery
Some might call me crazy, but this is the sort of work I can stare at for quite some time. It looks like a seemingly random accumulation of different materials, but the longer I look at it, the more I start wondering about the choices that have been made. It’s one of the works of German artist Nicoll Ullrich on display at Ricou Gallery, Brussels (through January 22; near Vossenplein/Place du Jeu de Balle). ‘F#1-2010’ is part of her Fantómas series: in situ installations based on works developed and photographed in her Berlin studio. For another series Ullrich ‘reconstructs’ studios of artists (such as Matthew Houlding or Yuka Oyama) in her own imaginary, abstract way. Intriguing stuff.