Ursula Hitz


Ursula is interested in the ways that letters capture not only the dimensions of a place, but its personality too.

Why the passion for place names? ‘I love becoming fixated on their intricacies, before taking a step back and seeing a bigger structure evolve,’ she explains. ‘Unlike regular maps, mine don’t focus on streets or buildings. Instead, they build an organic texture of words that grow from the centre – in the way that most cities have grown.’ Her work is exhibited, featured and reviewed both online and in selected London galleries.

A few months ago I was approached by the gallery Nassau 42 Fine Arts in Antwerp, who asked me if I’d like to do a map of their city, to be exhibited in their space this summer.

Being the second largest port in Europe, having a lot of history and a beautiful old town,

To be continued

Artworks in the gallery