Biography of Yves Ullens

Yves Ullens is a belgian photographer.

The artist explores in his works the central theme of Lights. By capturing lights and exploring their relation with objects, Yves creates colorful abstract compositions. Trough a game of colors and lights his works release an unconventional beauty and a magical power. Each of his composition is an invitation to personal interpretation and imagination. To catch these lights and colors, Yves Ullens doesn't hesitate to set aside the academic practices of photography and on the contrary prefers the zoom in, blurred or out of focus effects.

Yves was semi finalist at the Hasselblad Master award (2008).

His works are present in various collections including McKinsey & Company, Pernod-Ricard Belux, Petercam or at the Bank of Luxembourg. 

Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1960. Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Artworks by Yves Ullens

Exhibitions and Publications


2016 Cercle Royal Gaulois Artistique & Littéraire (Brussels)

2015 Uptown Design, curated by Kunty Moureau, Natan (Brussels)

2015 Inside Treasures, Espace Casina-Dominique Rigo (Brussels), curated by Kunty Moureau

2014 Scent of Abstract, Rossi Contemporary gallery (Brussels) 

2013  The Rythm of Lights, Jean Brolly (Paris, FR)

2013  Art Paris  with Pascal Janssens Gallery (with Soto, Cruz-Diez and Barrios) (Paris, FR)

2013  Inside Outside with Marta PanPascal Janssens Gallery (Ghent, BE)

2012  Fascinating Lights, BIL, Galerie L’Indépendance (Luxembourg, LU)

2012  Ponyhof artclub gallery (Munich)

2012  Official Opening of  installation "Metamorphosis", BCKP headquarters (Brussels, BE)

2012  Beautiful Lights, in association with Chen Man, Loft Gallery (Paris, FR)

2012  Uccle 10.50, Uccle's Cultural Centrum (Brussels, BE)

2010  Coloured Dreams, Just “Ready to Wear” Collection, Liaigre Benelux (Brussels, BE)

2010  Colours & Seas, Young Gallery (Knokke, BE)

2009  Lineart, with the Pascal Janssens Gallery (Ghent, BE)

2009  Further Enchanted, Smets Ellipse (Kirchberg, LU)

2009  Just “Ready to Wear” Collection, Smets Concept Store (Strassen, LU)

2009  Enchantment and Mystery, Pascal Janssens Gallery (Ghent, BE)



2016 Matières, Spot U Art (Brussels, BE) 

2015 Spot U Art, Ancienne Quincaillerie van AA (Brussels, BE)

2015 294, Avenue Louise 294 (Brussels), curated by Alex Alvari

2014  Up-Site Tour with Spot U Art gallery (Brussels, BE)

2014  Art Paris, Grand Palais (Paris, FR)

2014  Art14 London, Olympia Hall, Pascal Janssens Gallery (London, UK)

2014  Spot U Art launch event, Châtelain 18 (Brussels, BE)

2014  L'art pour l'Accueil, Châtelain 18 (Brussels, BE)

2013  L'art pour l'Accueil, Châtelain 18 (Brussels, BE)

2012  L'art pour l'Accueil, Pierre Bergé & associés, Salle des Beaux-Art (Brussels, BE)

2011  L'art pour l'Accueil, Pierre Bergé & associés, Salle des Beaux-Art (Brussels, BE)

2010  Pascal Janssens Gallery (Ghent, BE)

2010  En corps et encore, Suty Gallery (Coye-la-Forêt, FR)

2010  Ché Guevara, Espace Art 22 (Brussels, BE)

2010  L'art pour l'Accueil, Pierre Bergé & associés, Salle des Beaux-Art (Brussels, BE)

2009  Ché: du héros au culte de la marque, Suty Gallery (Coye-la-Forêt, FR)

2009  L'art pour l'Accueil, Pierre Bergé & associés, Salle des Beaux-Art (Brussels, BE)

2008  Quel avenir pour le futur, Le Foyer (Leudelange, LU),

2008  L'art pour l'Accueil, Xavier Hufkens Gallery (Brussels, BE)