Berlin artist Ute Rathmann is internationally revered for her drawings of the human form. Inspired by classic artists such as Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt and Francisco Goya, Rathmann uses life models to explore the human body and its relationship to clothes, costume and fabric. As a selection of Rathmann’s work has just been added to the URBANARA art range, we caught up with Ute to chat about her background and inspirations.
YOU CREATE YOUR ARTWORK FROM A HOME STUDIO IN BERLIN. DOES THIS LOCATION INFORM YOUR ART, AND IF SO, HOW?
Berlin is an exciting city and I really enjoy living here. I studied in Berlin and over the years have develo
"This week’s show at Pop-up Art Gallery Berlinfeatures new work by Ute Rathmann, one of Germany’s hottest artists.
Ute comes from a small village near Hamburg with a population of about 50 people. She began drawing as a child and has since always been improving her skills and developing her own style. After finishing school in Lübeck she proceeded to do an apprenticeship for three years in men’s tailoring.
In 1997 Ute moved to Berlin in order to study fashion at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee where she is currently a teacher. Throughout school Ute came to realize that she was more interested in drawing, her pro