He describes himself self-deprecatingly, as the “most famous unknown artist”: Frank Uwe Laysiepen aka Ulay (*1943). Ulay radically merges his own life with art. With his artistic concept of transformation, he constantly creates new identities. His preferred medium is photography. Initially, in form of Polaroid, photography became an integral part of his artistic practice with its earliest results from 1970. The instant camera picture, which has now been replaced by the digital image, represents for Ulay the material in his long search for the representation of life. His body still today serves as the object of his research, where various influences leave traces and can be read, just like on a canvas. Read more.
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