Regarded as one of the masters of colour field painting, Ulrich Erben’s early works - informed by his interaction with landscapes, having spent years in Italy and Germany’s Lower Rhine region - gave way to an artistic practice rooted in exploring the relationships between colour, light, tone and harmony. Erben’s founding interest in landscape plays a crucial role in the understanding of his later, more reductive works which are similarly contextual. The landscape is a “vessel of memory” for the changing world around it, recent works experience various lives through multiple interpretations. Ulrich Erben currently lives and works in Dusseldorf. His work is held in various public collections including the Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; The Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart and Berlin; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Städtische Galerie Im Lenbachhaus, Munich; and Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy, among others.