Dreaming of a life as an architect, photographer and art teacher, Stockholm based multi-artist Ulrika Nihlén chose to study it all. As if art school and photography school were not enough, Ulrika Nihlén took painting courses and went to art teaching program. Maybe that is why she describes herself as a “happy soul” and someone that really loves what she does.
Finding the aesthetics of the architecture and art from the 90’s extra appealing, the interest in art and shapes is present in everything Ulrika Nihlén does. Today she uses the paint brush as well as the camera to express herself and the result is a unique and beautiful visual language that puts colours in center of attention.
Ulrika Nihléns interest in mixing colours and how colours interact with each other results in countless hours in search for the perfect tone. The love and fascination of colours and how they speak to each other, is an essential part of her art - more than the actual motive.
The fascination of mixing colours and shapes is highly present in the wall art series “Shapes“ – an exclusive collection made for The Ode To. We love the way Ulrika Nihlén mixes both soft and hard shapes in thoughtfully compiled colours. What connects all the paintings is her wish for the beholder to manage to follow the shapes and find a natural path in every painting.
The artistic voice of Ulrika Nihlén is contemporary yet timeless and poetic. We are amazed by her unique visual language and the striking impact of her art.