Una Ursprung

Born in Taipei in 1985, Una Ursprung graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2007, and Ecole Européenne Supérieur d’Art de Bretagne site Quimper in France in 2011 (from which she received Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique, the highest honor awarded by the National Arts Councils and Culture Agencies). Currently, she lives and works in France.
Ursprung’s focal theme lies in landscapes, particularly forests and trees. Every forest from different stages echoes her life experiences at the time. From France, Taiwan, to Switzerland, her constant migration brought new scopes to her creative expressions. She created mainly in painting, photography and collage. She utilizes a variety of mediums and techniques to explore the space and visual experiences of painting. She employs abstract lines to create a vivid contrast through the combination of oil painting and spray painting. The liberating and quick nature of spray paint immediately alter the careful and slow strokes of the original landscape constructed within the atmosphere of the forest. However, the visual message conveyed through the landscape does not collapse with the spray painting process but is rather expressed from the inner instead of the outer intentions. Moreover, brushstrokes that carry the body and subliminal messages float across the surface, transforming and reconstructing the visual message. Her paintings bring their audience into a realistic forest, following the artist. Ursprung fosters a vibrant forest that returns to the essence of nature, Moreover, a metaphor as a reflection on environment pollution

Née en 1984, vit et travaille en Alsace, France

Education 

  • 2021  MFA, Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne, Quimper, France  (Graduated with a DNSEP with honors from the EESAB in Quimper) 

  • 2007  BFA, Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Solo Shows

  • 2021  “Following Nature”, Delphian Gallery, London, UK 

  • 2017  “Accomplishing a Forest”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 

  • 2014  Journeys to Recover Your Future”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 

  • 2012  La flâneuse du Finistère”, Piaopiao Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Awards

  • 2012 “The 57th Le Salon de Montrouge”, Selected, Paris, France 

  • 2021 “The 72th Jeune Création’’, Selected, Paris, France

Collections

  • 2016 The Aura Will Be Reinstated, Taiwan Art Bank, Taichung, Taiwan

Group Shows 

  • 2022 “In the garden”; Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • 2021  “Rush of spring ”, online exhibition , Steak Galley, Edinburgh, Scotland “The top 100”, The auction collective, London, UK 
  • 2021 “Art on the postcard”, Hoxton Gallery, London, UK
  • 2021 “Shattered speech”, Grove collective, London, UK
  • 2021 “Delphian Open Call Winner Exhibition”, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK
  • 2021 “Dandelion”, Delphian Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2021 “Yellow Square”, Galerie Tracanelli, ESAD, Grenoble, France
  • 2021 “Creation from life”, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2021 “La vie de château”, Galerie Tracanelli, Château de chaulnes, Noyarey, France
  • 2020 “Trio show”, Galerie Tracanelli, Grenoble, France
  • 2020 “Home Game”, online exhibition, Saint Maison Gallery, Tokyo, Japon
  • 2020 “Aurelia Arts Festival” online exhibition, Aurelia Arts Fest, London, UK
  • 2020 “Wild”, Salle Dutrievoz, Bastille, Grenoble, France
  • 2020 “Holiday”, online exhibition, A Way gallery, British columbia, Canada
  • 2020 “Duo show”, Galerie Tracanelli, Grenoble, France
  • 2020 “Greetings from Miami”, Hashimoto contemporary, New York, USA
  • 2020 “Becoming Habits:Chapter one”, Studi0, St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2019 “Where we once were someone”, online exhibition, Yngspc, Wisconsin, USA
  • 2018 “Spring collective exhibition ”, Liang Gallery, Taipi, Taiwan
  • 2017 “Art Düsseldorf 2017”, Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2017 “ArtFormosa 2017”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Eslite Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2016 “Art16 London”, Olympia Grand, London, UK
  • 2016 “A Place of One’s Own”, Juming Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2015 “Art Kaohsiung 2015”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2015 “Art Taipei 2015”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiw
  • 2015 “Art in the Library II – Summer Festival Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2015 “Art Tainan 2015”, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 2015 “Freshness of March”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Art Kaohsiung 2014”, Chateau de Chine, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Walking by Taiwanese Art: 1927-2014”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Art Taichung 2014”, Millennium Hotels, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Wondrous Artistry & Diamond Mastery”, De Beers Diamond and Artistry Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Young Art Taipei 2014”, Regent, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Kiss Kiss My Baby”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “The Decay of the Angel”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013 “Art Taipei 2013”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013 “The Following Shadow”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013 “Spring Exhibition Starry Night Sky”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013 “Art Kaohsiung 2013”, Chateau de Chine, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Art Taipei 2012”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Young Art Taipei 2012”, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 “The Delightful Color of Spring”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 “The 57th Le Salon de Montrouge”, Paris, France
  • 2012 “A Paris Apparus”, Galerie Les Petits Carreaux, Paris, Fran
  • 2011 “Nucleus”, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland
  • 2011 “Contemporary Classics: A Joint Exhibition of Ten Young Artists”, A Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011 “Les paysages en été”, Piaopiao Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 
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