"Nothing is as it seems at first; everything is in process and thus in change. By following this artistic idea, I am creating autonomous pictures of the imagination. My tool is a professional camera and a sophisticated photo editing system. My method requires a conceptual process working with photographic material. The artwork generates its own origin from the photograph and in its result is an autonomous artwork."
Ursa Schoepper is developing autonomous artworks that exist as a virtual
reality in a realistic photography. A photography is generated through an
algorithmic grammar into an autonomous work of fine art photography. It is a
transformation of real objects into abstract objects, the transformation of the
concrete image into an abstract artwork, an abstract autonomous photographic
Ursa Schoepper first completed her studies in Natural Science with state
examination. In addition, she completed a study in cultural management, state
examinaten, with a concentration in fine arts, new media at Prof. Dr. Eckart
Pankoke, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Krempel, Prof Dr. Michael Bockemühl.
In her Agentur für Virtuelle Denkraeume she was working as a cultural
manager. In 2001 she was awarded the Media Promotion Prize of the German
state of North Rhine-Westphalia for „Das Museum der abwesenden Bilder“.
Since 2003 Ursa Schöpper has been working primarily as a photographic artist.
Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and she is the recipient of
notable awards including the Shakespeare in Art Award, Triennale Verona,
Italy, Certificate of Excellence, Artavita Competition September, Santa Barbara,
CA, the International Prize Michelangelo, Rome and is presented in the
European Art Museum, Denmark.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist