ULI WESTPHAL studied visual Arts at MICA, Baltimore, USA, the AKI, Enschede, Netherlands, and at the Institute for Art in Context UdK, Berlin, Germany. Recent group exhibitions include FOOD: Bigger than the Plate at the V&A, London, UK, ReShape at MU, Eindhoven, NL and Orly & Holubice at Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia. He works at B.L.O. Ateliers since 2016.
Uli Westphal’s work deals with the way humans perceive, depict and transform the natural world. He is especially interested in how misconceptions and ideologies shape our view of nature. In recent years he has focused on the portrayal and transformation of nature through the food industries.
The image above shows the work Field Study II – A morphological chart of zucchinis harvested from a greenhouse close to Seoul, Korea – rejected and left to rot because of being of the wrong shape, size or color. 2016 | photograph | 90cm x 215cm