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 disharmony in paint and the friction between these rivulets of colour summons up a quite different 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.
|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|
News & Events
Contemporary British Watercolours
19/09/2015 – 08/11/2015
Maidstone Museum of Art
Three original works from 21 contemporary artists, including Julie Umerle, who use watercolour as part of their practice. An exhibition that reflects the range and vitality of the medium.
Arts Council England Award
2015: Arts Council England Award, Grants for the Arts.