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T.U.'s work with ball, rope, racquet, and rice paper has its beginnings in 1971, when the Lions Club of Copenhagen asked a variety of politicians, actors, writers and others to make "a blue elephant" for a charity exhibit to benefit a senior center in Denmark.

Today, using primarily skipping rope and tennis net, racquet and ball, Ulrich explores play and the athletic event with ink and/or acrylic, predominantly on rice paper. In some earlier series, he often first skipped an inked rope onto the rice paper, which was placed on the ground. When dry, the paper was then posted or held against a wall and an inked ball was played (not placed), as a sign of ongoing playfulness. Later, a text, might have been added. In the most recent series, a text was often the first step, followed by a served or stroked net, then rope, then ball.

Some works are photographed and the shapes, colors and textures are sampled or played with further digitally and printed on rice paper or other media.

Some works available for purchase can be found on the site Balligraphies.

Exhibits and commissions:

2010s
Great Gifts Of Chance

A group exhibit feature Andreas Albrectsen, William S. Burroughs,
Claus Carstensen, Lars Christensen, Jacob Kirkegaard, Henrik Menné,
Julie Nord, Niki de Saint Phalle, Richard Serra, Steve Reich and T.U.


Galleri Tom Christoffersen
Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug. 14-Sept. 19, 2015
I knOw yoU

A T.U. rice-paper painting, clip from "Before The Wall," books, etc.,
were included in Simon Dybbroe Møller's installation at the exhibition.


Irish Museum of Modern Art
Dublin, Ireland, April 19-Sept. 1, 2013


2000s

Imprints of Practice II: Exsamplings of Play



Brandts Klædefabrik
Odense, Denmark, August-Sept. 2003

Imprints of Practice II: Exsamplings of Play



Galerie Asbaek
Copenhagen, Denmark, May-June 2003
(slide show.)


1990s
Commission

Hørsholm-Rungsted Tennis Club
Hørsholm, Denmark, 1992


1980s
  Downtown Artists' Collective
New York, N.Y., USA, 1986
  Commission

Sønderborg Idrætshøjskolen
Sønderborg, Denmark, 1986
"Art Inspired by the Dharma"

Byrdcliffe Barn
Woodstock , N.Y., USA, 1986
  Gerlev Idrætshøjskole Bibliotek
Slagelse, Denmark, 1986
  "Imprints of Practice I"

At opening of Meadowood Resort and Vintner's Cup Tennis Classic
Napa Valley, Calif., USA, Aug. 24-25, 1985
"Imprints of Practice I"

Galerie Birch
Copenhagen, Denmark, May 21-31, 1985
"Tennis in Art IV"

Port of History Museum
Philadelphia, Penn., USA, Jan. 14-Feb. 14, 1985
"L'Art du Tennis"

Maison des Arts et Loisirs
Le Creusot, France, June 14-July 13, 1984
"Imprints of Practice I"

Nordic Heritage Museum
Seattle, Wash., USA, 1984
"Imprints of Practice I"

Mill Creek Country Club
Mill Creek, Wash., USA, 1984
"Imprints of Practice I"

Kansas City, Mo., USA, 1983
"Imprints of Practice I"

Houston, Texas, USA, 1983
"Imprints of Practice I"

Newport Beach, Calif., USA, 1982


1970s
"Ball-Wall"

Town Hall Square
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1971