Charline von Heyl | the artist
Born 1960, , Germany.
Lives and works in New York, USA, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
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 artists 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…