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== Ulrich de Balbian Abstract painter ==

Recent, 2011, photo of Ulrich de Balbian

Ulrich de Balbian Abstract painter.(Born 1944 from French-Dutch and German parents, as well as British nationality). His work are in collections in many countries and can be seen on many online galleries.He lives and has ateliers in several countries. Use Google or any search engine to find it. His work sell for up to $10 million [[1]]; [[2]];[[3]];An offer for GBP9900010 was made for this lot no 782361, for the work by Ulrich de Balbian (Painter, xx-xx1) [[4]];New York Times, Guardian, Independent, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Beijing, China, Taiwan Art News, Hong Kong Art News: Works by Ulrich de Balbian…An offer for GBP9900010 was made for this lot no 782361, for the work by Ulrich de Balbian (Painter, xx-xx1), [[5]];$15,000,000 auction record Ulrich de Balbian [6]; Ulrich de BALBIAN:meilleure offre 1 209701euros..... - Marrast (n° 6JJP2, il y a 17 jours)[7]; [8]; Ulrich de Balbian Foundation, Trust & Museum [[9]]; Goodman Art Gallery [[10]]; New Styles Art Gallery [[11]];Online site of other galleries where his work can be seen include the following for example at [[12]]The world directory of Artists [[13]] [[14]]some rare 'older'( work prior to 2010 are either in a few vast private collections or lost when the artist moved between countries)work from 2010 are shown on this site. [[15]] [[16]] [[17]] [[18]] [[19]] [[20]] [[21]] [[22]] [[23]] [[24]] [[25]] [[26]] [[27]] [[28]] [[29]] [[30]] [[31]] Art-3000: Художник Ulrich de Balbian [[32]].YOU TUBE Video of paintings [[33]]; more videos here [[34]]; [[35]] 1, Link Korppikotka Korppikotka vie sinut vähemmän tunnettuihin paikkoihin, 240. 2, Link Dr. Ulrich de Balbian Eteläafrikkalainen taiteilia Dr. Ulrich de Balbian [[36]] [[37]] Site at Google [[38]] Ulrich de Balbian's work at Auction , Art Clair Dimanche 15 janvier, 2012 [[39]], Vient ensuite une toile du peintre anglais francais contemporain Ulrich de Balbian (Aerial map of dreamland) mise à prix pour 970 800 euros ou une aquarelle de Paul Cézanne (Vénus et Cupidon) pour 141 570 euros. Estimated prices, 2011-2012 only, see www.artprice.com, classifieds, artists.[[40]];Ulrich de Balbian Foundation/Trust/Museum [[41]].Several videos of his work [[42]];

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Born 1944 from parents (father Dutch-French)(mother German), in several countries where his parents lived and worked, thus diverse education and knowledge of several languages. Father veterinarian, mother medical doctor. University degrees in Art, social sciences, Philosophy, religion. Worked as researcher in sociology and sociological theory, as well as lecturer in art, religion and philosophy. Initial art education in the line of Paul Klee, Kandinsky, and French Expressionist such as Monet, and contemporary painters influenced by them. Studied the major world faiths, especially their mystics strand or spirituality. Created and moderate several Yahoo list on this subject and act as spiritual director to a number of individuals, such as serious laity, priests and bishops (Dominic Filipowicz Polish-America at beatsmyth@yahoo.com can provide information on this, as well as Prod Dr Claudio Sanchez-Escobar, ansanes@us.es, Dr Verster, academic and hermit, benoinim@gmail.com).

He intentionally choose to work as a painter, rather than any of the more gimmicky and fashionable genres of the day such as performance art or installations.He has ateliers in several countries, including France, Spain and South Africa and has British nationality, among others. He believes that it is still possible to develop the genre of painting itself and sums up his work as follows:

The Right Reverend Dr Ulrich de Balbian ; has ateliers in several countries, including South Africa. He researches western painterly techniques and the structures of the western painterly code or discourse through the ages; especially interested in Bauhaus, Klee, Kandinsky, Picasso, Expressionists, some Impressionists such as Monet, and the contemporary artists influenced by them. In every work of mine I share with you one aspect of my aesthetic ideals and vision. Principles and factors that hopefully will introduce eternally lasting qualities into and transform the discourse of painting, like the works of the handful of serious artists have done over the ages. Lectured and published books and articles in philosophy (eg ontology and epistemology), theology, world religions, art, social sciences and other subjects. Spiritually (or theologically) especially interested in the mystical traditions (of prayer, contemplation and thesis or the unity experience)in Christianity (Western, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), Vedanta's self-realization, Buddhism's satori, Sufism. Been a contemplative solitary (spiritual hermit) and spiritual director/teacher for several decades, in the UK, Spain, France, etc.[44]One of fifteen books by Ulrich de Balbian Verster [45] [46]Auction of his works for up to $4million [47]Another of the 15 books by Ulrich de Balbian Verster on culture and more specifically Art [48][49][50] [51]

Recent Abstract paintings, using Acrylic as medium, mostly done on AMEDEO Art paper, but some on canvas, sacking and linen. From February, 2012 some recent work will be placed on this site [[52]]


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Short statement by the artist from the previous link at Saatchionline:

   I now , since 2 years ago, paint most of the time -
   that is if mundane matters, like walking my 4 American Pitbulls, or
   being in union or dark/infused contemplation with "Hashem" ('the eternal', the name, the source and ground of all) -
   or caring for the MANY individuals who night and day arrive at my hermit's hideout -
   allow it.
   All work shown here are from 2010 onwards (so far more than 500),
   as all work prior to that are either lost (because of my residence in a number of countries), or en masse in some private collections. .
 Money itself does not concern me as I live under a vow of poverty and own VERY little, and it goes to charities in developing countries.
   Well,  I hope that some aspects of my aesthet(ical? I never know which of the 2 are the appropriate adjective? As aesthetic/al are always confused by most people) vision and ideals (truths that are eternal, lasting, universal and permanent - and are expressed in insights in all cultural practices, be they sciences, music, humanities, arts, spirituality, etc) do come across to the 'viewer' of, or rather participants and co-creators, of my work -

and develop the potential of every individual to be:

fully in the present her and now - as the one universal Real Self (of Vedanta),

or the enlightened cosmic Buddha mind,

or the Love of the Beloved of the Sufis,

or the Holy Spirit of "Hashem', etc etc... Latest news. Work of Ulrich de Balbian sold at auction for up to GBP 10,000,000. Bourse : Forum - ARTPRICE.COM [http://www.boursica.com/forum.../artprice-com.p...} - France - Translate this page ulrich de Balbian:meilleure offre 1 209701 euros - Marrast (n° 6JJP1, à 16h40) ... 2eme tableau à l'instant de Balbian à 1.209.940e - Ppier (n° 6JJTE, à 19h06) ...[[54]]; $15,000,000 auction record Ulrich de Balbian [55];

New Styles: Non-figurative postmodern, often wrongly referred to as Abstract art, consisting of both, initially non-dual(istic), non-conceptual or pre-conceptual (without or prior to thinking and/or reasoning) as well as finally reasoning. As developed, explored and written on by Ulrich de Balbian Verster in his 15 books on culture and more specifically the painting genre of visual art [56][57] [58]; for a description of NS (new styles)ES (End of all Styles) as described in his books:)To try and understand what I am expressing here, first study Paul Klee and then the abstract paintings of Gerhard Richter. Then you return here and read what I attempt to express in spatio-temporally restricted concepts.


..... I am not (and no longer) painting - 1) for that what you (think you) see (or might, or may or should see) when you look at my work, 2) or that what you (think and imagine you) perceive (or may, might or should perceive) when you represent (create, construct or constitute) something (for example images or ideas) in your mind (and what you do with it or them in your perception and brain) when you look at my work.

I merely produce marks on a support (paper, canvas, etc). My intention is to create such marks and those things that are constituted by or result from their interaction.

Thus, the only thing that matters is:

that what is on the support -

there is nothing more, or less,

about my work.....


In other words, I am working on that level, or rather that stage when something 'is not yet', that is, prior to coming into existence, to be constituted or created. One can express or label this pre-conceptual (that is prior to being expressed in human spatio-temporally restricted notions) state or stage in different ways, depending on the aspect/s one wishes to identify and emphasize.

Astrophysics, theoretical physics, mathematics, classical music, and other socio-cultural practices identify different aspects of this 'not yet being created', or 'coming into existence or be-ing'. Thus it can be labelled by different terms, for example chaos, or that state or stage Wittgenstein refers to as 'mystery', that what can only be directly shown and not expressed (and caught) in human spatio-temporally restricted concepts. That state or stage that Paul Klee refers to when he says that he is as much part of the living as the dead and as that what is not yet - close to , to being created, but never close enough.

The state of prayerfulness, of Pure Consciousness or Awareness of the present arising moment of the mystics.

That is what I attempt to grasp and express.... [[59]]; 41.113.220.224 (talk) 06:23, 17 February 2012 (UTC) hermitmonk 12:06, 27 January 2012 (UTC) hermitmonk 09:39, 7 February 2012 (UTC)hermitmonk 05:44, 8 February 2012 (UTC)hermitmonk 05:50, 8 February 2012 (UTC)hermitmonk 06:51, 6 March 2012 (UTC) 41.113.229.20 (talk) 06:25, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 41.112.211.235 (talk) 14:30, 18 March 2012 (UTC)41.112.211.235 (talk) 14:52, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Quotes[edit]

And that you yourself realize the inner peace and balance that I was granted. Thanks for using your time, when you could have done many other things, but, perhaps my work enable you to interact with 'the eternal', or the ground and source of all, as it is, hopefully, allowed to be manifested and channeled in some of my work.

...it goes you well, as you live creatively at every arising moment and be the pure, unrestricted awareness and One consciousness or the One, Universal Real Self, that all creatures, each in its own way, have the potential to be.....

The words on his tombstone, Klee's credo, placed there by his son Felix, say, "I cannot be grasped in the here and now, For my dwelling place is as much among the dead, As the yet unborn, Slightly closer to the heart of creation than usual, But still not close enough."

“ Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible. ”

—Paul Klee.

Some of Ulrich de Balbian's work and ideas have similarities with that of the German artist Gerhard Richter [[60]].

Quotes[edit]

“One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But if one lacks this passionate commitment, there is nothing left to do. Then it is best to leave it alone. For basically painting is idiocy.” (From Richter, 'Notes 1973', in The Daily Practice of Painting, p. 78.)

The daily practice of painting : writings and interviews, 1962-1993 Author: Gerhard Richter; Hans-Ulrich Obrist Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press ; London : Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1995. Edition/Format: Book : EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Gerhard Richter, born in Dresden in 1932, is one of the foremost painters of his generation. A great deal has been written about the bewildering heterogeneity of his work over the past 30 years, his seemingly willful and defiant movement between abstract and figurative modes of representation and his use of a variety of methods of applying paint to canvas. And Richter himself is the master of the paradoxical.From www.worldcat.org [[61]].

Work[edit]

Examples of his work Fascination fascinated, The extreme lightness of BEing, I'm so bold you can't miss me, With a centrepoint

File:Fascination fascinated a.jpg
Fascination Fascinated work by Ulrich de Balbian
File:With a centrepoint a.jpg
With a centrepoint work by Ulrich de Balbian
File:Im so bold you cant miss me a.jpg
Im so bold you cant miss me work by Ulrich de Balbian
File:The extreme lightness of BEing a.jpg
The extreme lightness of Being work by Ulrich de Balbian
File:Mysterious city of the mystics z a.jpg
Mysterious city of the Mystics work by Ulrich de Balbian

Acrylic on creased canvas with frayed edges and multiple glaces.

File:Grids with blues red brown a.jpg
Aerial grids brown etc work by Ulrich de Balbian
File:Blue a.jpg
Simply Blue work by Ulrich de Balbian

The following painting by Ulrich de Balbian was seen in a dream by him, then constructed and a painting in oil media on canvas was made of the construction (thus it should be included in 'New Genres' art).

File:Seeninadream.jpg
Seen in a dream oil painting of a constructionby Ulrich de Balbian

Two other New Genres, mixed media works by the same artist. The Jacaranda project as described by the artist on several online Art galleries for example Saatchionline, Art Break, Art Majeur, etc :

"I had a dream of a house where I should commence a Jacaranda project. This consisted of finding the house in a country and area where the Genus Jacaranda of the 49 species of the Bigoniaceae family could be planted. I found the country, and area and the house that I bought. I then constructed the hedge as in my dream and planted the Jacaranda plant I dreamed of. Then I painted the hedge with the Jacarandas in bloom in Oil. Here is the result - 1 of 5 paintings." As can be seen from this description, the artist had to study ecology to find regions where this type of plant grows, the searched the country and the regions to find the house he dreamed of, then constructed the hedge as viewed in his dream and planted the Jacaranda plants. Then he painted this construction in oil, as can be seen in the image here. The entire process of his searching, gardening etc was filmed. Another project is his Fairy Circle project. Some of these works were sold for $1,000,000.

File:Jacaranda 2a.jpg
Jacaranda project 1 painting of the hedge and plants constructed and cultivated by Ulrich de Balbian
File:Fairy circle x a.JPG
Fairy circle project painting Ulrich de Balbian
File:Fairy circle z a.JPG
Fairy circle project painting Ulrich de Balbian

Another development by Ulrich de Balbian is his Four Styles Project. Each project consists of the same work re-created in many different styles. Each picture is one of more than 100 of a STYLES PROJECT ONE, TWO, THREE or Four. The white in the picture is the canvas that is unpainted and the light is not caused by bad photography, but intended and painted. These paintings are painted on flat canvas and not on 3D boxes. This is a quotation from Saatchionline.com [[62]]. I have obtained images from a few of these works from the artist and will upload them here.

File:F1queue.jpg
F1Q by Ulrich de Balbian
File:F1karl.jpg
F1K by Ulrich de Balbian
File:F1marycb.jpg
F1MCB by Ulrich de Balbian
File:F1robbie.jpg
F1r by Ulrich de Balbian
File:Further4hook.jpg
f4h by Ulrich de Balbian
File:Further4hooka.jpg
F4ha by Ulrich de Balbian
A few of these images can be found on online galleries such as Saatchionline, see the previous link, as well as Art-3000 [[63]], where most images of these projects available on internet can be found; Art Break [[64]], Galleries-online [[65]], ArtMajeur [[66]], FINEARTAMERICA [[67]], etc.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.145.50.13 (talk) 13:20, 15 September 2011 (UTC) 


Further examples of work by Ulrich de Balbian can found on any of the links or by Googling. hermitmonk 20:56, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

hermitmonk 12:23, 11 September 2011 (UTC) hermitmonk 16:28, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for the editing. This is just too complex and does not make any sense to me. I was given permission by the artist for the images. Similar images of the same paintings appear on many online galleries as they are of course images of the same paintings. I did not get the images from those websites but was allowed to take the photos and use the images from the artist. I do not know how to complete the above requests for the images as they are too complex. Thanks monkagahermitmonk 05:57, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Contemporary art[edit]

Hi Monkagain. i would like to revitalize the wikiproject contemporary art. I added some resources and edited a bit the project pages. I think it would be useful to have a coordinated space for contemporary art. it is still needing quite a lot of effort to improve that Wikipedia offers in this field. hope you like the idea and thanks.--Iopensa (talk) 10:26, 24 September 2013 (UTC)