Kent Ullberg2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Kent Ullberg is a native of Sweden and studied at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, and at museums in Germany, the Netherlands, and France. He lived in Botswana, Africa, for seven years, and was curator at Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery for four years. His work has been shown in many parts of the world, including the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Salon d'Automne in Paris, National Gallery in Botswana, Exhibition Hall in Beijing, Guildhall in London, and National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. He is especially known for his monumental sculptures dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of wildlife. In 1996, he received the prestigious Rungius Medal from the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
What artist inspires you? Why?
Sculptor Rembrant Bugatti and painters Bob Kuhn and George Carlson, because all approach their art in a unique personal way which I dream to emulate.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Seeing things in nature often triggers ideas I want to celebrate. Later, alone in my studio, the interpretation of my experiences are less easy to pinpoint.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Recently, having the privilege to spend a week in the Bahamas with marine biologists, diving with tiger sharks was incredibly exciting and inspirational. While being close enough to touch and interact with these large and dangerous predators in their own environment, their grace, beauty, and gentleness was a surprise.