Interview: Olaf Ulbricht

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Name: Olaf Ulbricht

Known for: Romantic naive painting.

Currently working with: Naive painting with beautiful sky.

When did you realize that you were going to work with this:
There was no fixed time.

If you could choose one place only to live, where would that be and why?
I would like to live on the water and in a village. I’m interested in the reflection of the sky. I live in a village. But I have to drive 30km to the Rhine. That’s OK.

How would you describe your design:
Naive paintings with romantic landscape.

How and when did you start to work with this in a serious manner?
1975 after studying electrical engineering.

What do you do at the moment?
I paint, and I hope for beautiful paintings.

A recommendation for those who think about starting and running a creative business?
Seriousness, no mainstream, no effects, focusing on the object …classic values.

Tell us how it all started.
As a child, I attended a painter in the studio. I was intrigued …and since that time I paint.

What is the most important thing in a workplace/studio for you?
Light and views from high above… I paint my pictures mostly from the sky.

What is your favorite film?
I do not go to the cinema. On television I watch movies that make me sleep well …

Who would you like to invite for a dinner and why?
My favorite food is with Eva-Maria, my wife.

How do you like to spoil yourself?
Holiday on the Baltic Sea.

What is luxury for you?
Jogging three hours… Who has time to today.

What is the nicest compliment you’ve received for your design, and from whom?
If someone spends a lot of money for a painting…

What do you fear most?
Terror.

What is a happy life to you?
Health, Family, Culture, enough money…

What does a regular day look like for you?
Breakfast, clean up, painting, jogging 2 hours, coffee, office, home and garden, dinner, watching TV, sleeping.

Tell us about your dream project.
I will eventually carve an angel. This angel is very attractive and wears high heels with a candle.

Who is your favorite designer?
The landscape painter in 1870-1910.

How would you describe your style?
Romantic naive painting.

Which is the one thing you can’t live without?
Wine of Vendersheim.

What inspires you?
Actually what inspires me are clouds, sunsets, moonlight, sunrises.

A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
My last shift in consciousness have triggered books on chaos theory.

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