Unfolding the Light

Odile Meulien and Dietmar Öhlmann


A trip in the artist's universe

“What do we see? do you see the light? Do you see white light? Doest light has surface? Dietmar’s work is a life search about the reality we perceive when the mind “touches” an object with its senses.

“By Looking at a hologram and working with prism and diffraction gratings, I learn to explore the many and fantastic reflections of the light playing with surfaces and creating some king of images, in a multidimensional universe.” Dietmar Öhlmann 2018

His subjects, very often woman body or nature, are just pretext to explore and transform the fairytale of the performance of light moving in an endless time, space, continuum.


Exhibitions and Projekts



exhibition and work


“Le tilleul” Bibliothèque de Lipsheim

The paintings, sculptures, holograms and non Holograms of Dietmar Öhlmann are brought together for the first time side by side in a single exhibition. Here, the works, in all their forms, make us penetrate this other universe of the visible, open our minds, let us experience new perceptions and invite to creation



a spiritual experience


A constellation familiar

The holographic impressions are part of the series “Lineage” which means the descent, the origin. The series began in 2016 with a family constellation in which the artist Dietmar Öhlmann experiences the ancestors, the origin of a stranger.

Today physic reminds us that all information’s are memorized, the past is there, information about our ancestors are not just in the memory of the collective culture, but in ourselves. The memory we want to hold is confronted to constantly changing configurations, as if we would be all migrants of Time and Space.

Painting with a string

  • The idea of the string as the tool of painting came naturally. His first experiences show many abstract patterns full of colors and strength, the water reacted to the paper, and the vibrations of lines and circles get juxtaposed with surfaces.
  • Now we can see: „Pfad“ painting of a meditative figure with holographic diffraction „Wandlung“ a wonderful work where the guided colors on papers make and repeat sort of alien faces with ether tones;
  • “Metamorphoses” where the structure of the tree trunk let appears quantity of faces bodies and other elements different to each observer and placing all natural elements in an intrinsic binding with invisible forces of the nature;
  • Schwarzwald natives” represents the Collective memory of the traditional costumes of our past (700 years of Ekersweier) changing in our present time space configurations


Lineage 2016 to 2017



Reflection of Light

more paintings by Dietmar Öhlmann