Style and technique of the artist: Painting,
Wex Artist Residency Award 2012. Charline von Heyl explores a visual experience by stepping into the gap between language and body, knowing and not-knowing, the self and the other. Through their denial of readability, her paintings can be interpreted as visions of this ‘non-knowledge’, of this other. They push us to leave the comfortable path of cognitive knowledge, logic and reason and invite us to explore the tension between the desire to ‘see’ the familiar and the denial of it thereof. The artist’s stubborn refusal to provide her audience with a signature product is a political gesture at a time in which the art market dictates our likes and dislikes, our tastes and values. With every painting von Heyl embarks on a fresh journey.
Tate Liverpool: Exhibition
Discover the work of acclaimed contemporary artist Charline von Heyl.
Charline von Heyl review and interview
I am kind of an ahistorical person. I’m not that interested in the idea of development or a linear history and my taste has actually not changed much. But considering the entirety of my work made me realize that there have obviously been steps, and that I am clearly coming full circle now.
Its Own Reality
Artwork and review of artist Charline von Heyl.
Painting in SFMOMA collection