Ute Haring is a painter and printmaker who appreciates intaglio and relief printing methods for their tactile qualities that give the work a unique presence.
For her the process of making a printing matrix is an active dialogue between time, mental space and the physical reality of the materials and substances involved, from which the final image emerges.
She is fascinated with the transformation of the image from printing plate to paper when the print is pulled.
Ute Haring’s work often centres around ideas of memory and place, the transitional nature of the urban landscape and its relationship with our own identity.
She uses her own photographs as a starting point for her prints. Observing through the lens, she focuses her gaze to find a different perspective, closing in as well as creating distance.
Ultimately her pictures are visual memories, retrieved with the use of computer manipulation, these photographic images experience manifold refractions before they reappear in etchings and woodcuts.