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, London, 2010.

Location London
Activities Private commissions, Exhibitions programme, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Mixed Media, Painting
Tags painting, abstract, process, material, chance, minimal, commissions, contemporary, Artist, 2D work

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  • Arts Council England

    2015 Arts Council England Award.

  • Present Tense

    14/01/2015 – 18/04/2015
    Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

    'Present Tense' showcases contemporary painting and photography from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's collection. Includes artists such as Lisa Milroy, Magnus Quaife and Steven Pippin.

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  • Contemporary British Painting

    01/11/2014 – 14/03/2015
    Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU. Tel: 01484 221964

    The first showing of sixty works from The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.

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  • Paint Britain

    15/11/2014 – 08/03/2015
    Ipswich Art School Gallery, 1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3QH. Tel: 01473 433681

    Group exhibition by 45 contemporary painters from around the UK, curated by Simon Carter.

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