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T.U.'s work with ball, rope, racquet, net 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 be added. In the most recent series, any text was 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.

To inquire about works available for purchase, please email info(at)torbenulrich.com.

Exhibitions and commissions:

2010s
Værens Rum, Spillets Mærker (Marks of Play, Re-Marks on Being)

Solo exhibition.

Galleri Tom Christoffersen
Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 4-27, 2018
Reception Oct. 4, 2018
Marks of Play, Re-Marks on Being

Solo exhibition.

Gallery 30 South
Pasadena, California, U.S., Nov. 1-30, 2017
Reception Nov. 12, 2017
Great Gifts Of Chance

Group exhibition.

Featuring 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

Group exhibition.

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


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


2000s
Imprints of Practice II: Exsamplings of Play

Solo exhibition.

Brandts Klædefabrik
Odense, Denmark, August-Sept. 2003

Imprints of Practice II: Exsamplings of Play


Solo exhibition.

Galerie Asbaek
Copenhagen, Denmark, May-June 2003

(slide show.)


1990s
Commission

Hørsholm-Rungsted Tennis Club
Hørsholm, Denmark, 1992


1980s
  Downtown Artists' Collective

Group exhibition.

New York, N.Y., USA, 1986
  Commission

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

Group exhibition.

Byrdcliffe Barn
Woodstock , N.Y., USA, 1986
  Gerlev Idrætshøjskole Bibliotek

Solo exhibition.

Slagelse, Denmark, 1986
  "Imprints of Practice I"

Solo exhibition.

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

Solo exhibition.

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


Group exhibition.

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


Group exhibition.

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

Solo exhibition.

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

Solo exhibition.

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

Solo exhibition.

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

Solo exhibition.

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

Solo exhibition.

Newport Beach, Calif., USA, 1982


1970s
"Ball-Wall"

Group exhibition.

Town Hall Square
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1971