Born in 1927. Artist, professor at the Royal University College of Fine Arts 1968-78. After he studied painting at the Royal University College of Fine arts, an encounter with Tinguelys mobile sculptures in 1955 fuelled Ultvedts interest in mobiles. He constructs mechanic sculptures and raised patterns in painted wood where the movement travels through the composition via driving-wheels and straps. The sculptures often have a human connection: the movement becomes a awkward, humorous gesture with a touch of Chaplinesque melancholy. The film ‘Nära ögat’ is a visual game with graphic forms in black and white.