Photo: Julie Umerle in London

Julie Umerle


Julie Umerle's paintings exist at the meeting point of decision and accident, as indeed do our lives. Colours are chosen to oppose and confound, while the exact materiality, the weight of the paint interferes, patterning its own trajectory. The chromatic dis/harmony in paint, and the friction between these rivulets of colour summons up a quite different (ir)-reality, matching the glimpses of infinity behind the slashes in Fontana's monochromes; as the action of gravity, magnetising the flows of paint, closes or widens the gap between these streams of time and the space that opens whenever they part or fail to meet. Michael Keenan, studio1.1, 2010.

Location London
Activities Public art, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Mixed Media, Painting
Tags painting, abstract, process, material, chance, minimal, commissions, , contemporary

News & Events

  • Contemporary British Painting

    01/11/2014 – 14/03/2015
    Huddersfield Art Gallery

    The first showing of sixty works from the Priseman-Seabrook Collection.

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  • Paint Britain

    15/11/2014 – 08/03/2015
    Ipswich Art School

    Group exhibition by thirty-six painters.

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