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Ute Rathmann
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
1997-2002 Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, University of Arts

17.10.2003 officially nominated as master scholar by Christine Perthen

since 2003 working as an artist

since 2004 university teaching position
Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, University of Arts

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"This week’s show at Pop-up Art Gallery Berlinfeatures new work by Ute Rathmann, one of Germany’s hottest artists. 

Ute comes from a small village near Hamburg with a population of about 50 people. She began drawing as a child and has since always been improving her skills and developing her own style. After finishing school in Lübeck she proceeded to do an apprenticeship for three years in men’s tailoring.

In 1997 Ute moved to Berlin in order to study fashion at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee where she is currently a teacher. Throughout school Ute came to realize that she was more interested in drawing, her professors helped her to improve her drawing skills. The support she got from her professors to help her find her passion is part of the reason why she now really enjoys teaching where she is able to help her students find their way and fine tune their particular skills. 

With help from her teachers Ute found a way in which she could express her interest in fashion, but in her own style; which combines her passion for the human figure in relation to clothes and fabric.

Although it was a long process filled with perseverance and experimentation to find her style, Ute has now been doing her very recognizable and beautiful collages for five years. 

Her work sits on the median between visual art and fashion design. She has created her own unique way of looking at fashion as well as drawing and collage, and has managed to pull together the three mediums in order to define her work.

Ute’s collages have been a long time in the making; her process for creating the collages requires a lot of repurposing of drawing from the past that she no longer likes. She begins with her massive portfolio of drawings from the past, which she tears apart, and uses again. She attends life-drawing sessions and draws on top of the old work to create something new. She places these two pieces together like a puzzle. Additionally she uses different types of colored and printed-paper to create the clothes that the figures wear in the collage.

Ute’s work began gaining popularity when she started an Etsy account, three days after creating her portfolio she sold a 400 Euro piece to a buyer in the States. Etsy was a good experience for Ute as she felt the community was very supportive and gave her the confidence to put her work up in different places. Ute next signed up to Saatchi Online Gallery and after about ten months she forgot about her account until someone bought four works. Following this sale the Online Gallery executive curator contacted her inviting her to be their featured artist, this lead to the sale of more than 30 works across the globe. 

Pop-Up Art Gallery Berlin was lucky enough to have discovered Ute’s work, and upon contacting her she immediately agreed to take part in one of our February shows. We are absolutely thrilled to have her as a part of the community and we are delighted to continue to help her work reach a larger audience, and remind her that the world truly enjoys her creations."

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EPIllustrations Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, thank you so much for the fav :)
uterathmann Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :-)
AkairoNoUnko-Sae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'RE SO AWESOME :iconomgcryplz:
uterathmann Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that´s so nice! :) (Smile) Thanks a lot!
AkairoNoUnko-Sae Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :icongaywinkplz:
Marcianek Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
What I've felt upon seeing your works must be what people call "Love at the first sight" I suppose. They are incredible, and they're a breath of a fresh air on this website.
Love them :)
uterathmann Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I am really touched by your kind words! Thank you so much!
EmmaWatson666 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I want to absorb your eyes and hands for my own use! :D (Big Grin)  I'm VERY inspired by your gallery! What kind of glue do you use, and how do you apply it?
uterathmann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks a lot! :-D
I do use wallpaper paste, but it is a very long and a bit complicated process. You have to fix the paper on a wooden board before you can use it. Otherwise everything would get wrinkled.
EmmaWatson666 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, I will look into wallpapering. gluing has always been very alien to me. Although I do it fairly often, I just use superglue or something ridiculous.
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