von Heyl, Charline Untitled, 1992
Mixed Media on Paper 86 x 61 cm © Charline von Heyl Courtesy: The artist and Galerie Gisela Capitain Photo: Simon Vogel

About the work

In her works, Charline von Heyl creates energetically charged visual worlds of form and color that capture and hold the viewer through their various layers layered over and next to each other. Seemingly arrested in the abstract, but then drawn back into the world of the representational through hints and schemes, but also whole objects, the reading changes with each viewing.

About the artist

Charline von Heyl
born 1960 in Mainz
lives and works in New York und Marfa

Known primarily for her large-format, color-intensive works that explore the range and possibilities of painting, Charline von Heyl studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg with Jörg Immendorff and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Fritz Schwegler. In 1996, the artist moved to New York, where she still lives and works today.