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Browse through a range of high-quality artworks created by outstanding artists whose names start with the letter U. All of them were selected by Digital Basel specialists with utmost care for integrity and craftsmanship.

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Umberto Boccioni was an Italian painter and sculptor who played a significant role in the development of the Futurist movement. He embraced Futurism, a movement that sought to capture the energy and dynamism of modern life. Boccioni's life was tragically cut short when he was killed during World War I. However, his legacy as one of the most important figures of the Futurist movement remains strong to this day.


Urs Fischer's art-making techniques exude a playful and almost Surrealist disposition, resulting in powerful and unexpected works. Fischer's humble yet dramatic attitude toward the creation of art yields pieces that are unique and defy classification. The artist's creative repertoire includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and large-scale installations that test the boundaries of what it means to create, present, and experience works of art. Through his use of diverse materials, genres, and motifs, Fischer defies formal categorization and encourages viewers to engage with his pieces in unconventional ways. The singular nature of Fischer's work, which is characterized by an impressive range of artistic mediums, makes it challenging to classify his oeuvre within traditional artistic canons.


Ulla von Brandenburg is a German-born artist based in Paris whose work encompasses sculpture, film, and performance art. Her unique blend of visual and performative elements has captivated audiences around the world, with solo exhibitions in renowned institutions such as the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Whitechapel Gallery in London, and Pérez Art Museum in Miami. Her artworks blur the lines between different mediums, inviting viewers into surreal settings that straddle the line between fiction and reality.


Uwe Lausen was a German artist associated with the political and artistic movements of the 1960s. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and was an active participant in the student protests and countercultural movements of that time. Lausen's art was known for its use of collage and mixed media and often included found objects and images. His pieces were politically charged and commented on social and political issues of the time, such as the Vietnam War and civil rights.


Ursula Reuter Christiansen is a German-born artist who currently resides and works in Denmark. Her diverse artistic practice encompasses painting, filmmaking, performance, ceramics, and sculpture, exploring themes of symbolism, mythology, desire, hatred, beauty, and the abyss. Christiansen studied literature in Marburg and graduated from the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts in 1969, where she studied under Professor Joseph Beuys and got involved in the women's movement. Her work has been exhibited at several renowned institutions worldwide, including the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Denmark, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.

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