Exhibition by Ulrike Vogel

18 August – 06 September 2024
Vernissage | 18 August 2024 | 20:00
Full Moon Gallery
Free Entry!


On August 18, come to the Full Moon Gallery and discover what’s on the other side of the red curtain.

Step into the spotlight of “Dance Mood” an captivating exhibition where art and dance intertwine under the moon’s mystical glow.
Inspired by her work as a make up artists at the Semper Opera in Dresden, in her paintings, Ulrike Vogel tries to capture the harmonious interplay between lightness and energy of dancing.

About the artist:

Ulrike Vogel grew up in a musical family. From 1989 she was a member of the Osterzgebirgischer Kunstverein with Johannes Zepnick, a freelance painter and graphic artist, in Dippoldiswalde. She had personal exhibitions in Dippoldiswalde in 1991 and 1992. From 1994 to 1995, she completed an internship in the make-up department at the Semperoper in Dresden as part of her studies. Between 1995 and 1999, she studied make-up art at the Dresden University of Fine Arts and successfully completed her studies. In 1999 she married the dancer Hannes-Detlef Vogel and in the same year their son Paul Luis was born. Her second son Hans Alfons was born in 2001. She worked as a freelance make-up artist until 2014, since when she has been a permanent make-up artist at the Semperoper Dresden.

“Dance, with its lightness and dynamism, strength and beauty, has inspired me since I was a child. For me, dance is the completion of musical feeling and can express everything. It leaves room for imagination, poetry, feeling and your own thoughts.

My first close encounter with dance began in 1994 during an internship at the Semperoper, where I took every opportunity to draw the dancers in the ballet hall in my free time. On the one hand, this resulted in an artistic-cooperative work with some dancers (TANZZEITLOSE) and, on the other hand, the first dance oil paintings.

After a break, I started painting again in 2019, mostly inspired by the music and choreographies danced by the Semperoper Ballett.
In my paintings, I try to express my feelings and my view of the diversity in dance, the apparent lightness, the endless flow of movement, the dynamism, energy and beauty. Colour plays a major role in this for me. Dealing with it gives me inner liberation, joy and energy.”