studio address:
Olga Ulmann | Kulturbunker
Schmickstr. 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

drawings on fabric and paper 

Prologue (series of 15)
custom - cut glass tableaux, each padded with wadding, enveloped in different fabric,
with embroidered drawing
sizes: 50 x 50 x 5 cm (3), 50 x 30 x 5 cm (1), 30 x 50 x 5 cm (1), 
30 X 30 x 5cm (10) 


"Prologue" is an edition of unique objects with an overarching embroidered drawing, intersecting each object.


The series consists of 15 custom - cut glass plates, each padded with thin wadding and enveloped in different type of fabric: Hot pink synthetic leather, Bordeaux - coloured parachute silk, shimmering black vinyl and emerald velvet emphasise the distinctiveness of each fabric’s texture and materiality, especially in dialogue with each other.
Each object is an autonomous piece, and yet they are all connected by a seam - a seam that meanders across each tableau, leaving a trail, a path to follow. As one attempts to read the comprehensive drawing that intersects each tableau, the connecting seam allows the "haptic gaze" to wander from one panel to another. From one materiality to another. From one colour surface to another.
"Prologue" is being composed of 15 autonomous pieces, that will be separated over time, albeit with the notion that they will always be a part of a greater collective due to the connecting seam, the overarching drawing.
The sewn drawing is partly abstract and partly figurative. It is preceded by numerous architecture, nature and art history studies, and is further inspired by found images drawn equally from high and pop culture. It is a confluence of the overabundance of visual images that have been merged into a sewing. An amalgamation of multi-layered substance into one single sewn line. 
Sewing is a particularly challenging and yet meaningful form of drawing. It roots in charged traditions associated with women's labour. Sewing for me is not only a form of artistic expression, but also a form of labour that shall express compassion, empathy, and above all, belongingness to social groups that are often overlooked or undervalued. A sewn line is more violent than a drawn line, it penetrates the textile and leaves a permanent mark that cannot be easily erased.




Our Hero I (series of four) 

ink on paper, 2017, 100 x 70 cm


Our Hero II (series of four) 

ink on paper, 2017, 100 x 70 cm

Our Hero IV (series of four) 

ink on paper, 2017, 100 x 70 cm

Ikonka (Mother with Child)


ink on paper, 2017, 100 x 70 cm

Monster | Woman

ink on paper, 2015, 100 x 70 cm



ink on paper, 2017, 100 x 70 cm