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 read full statement

Location London
Artforms Painting
Tags painting, abstract, process, material, chance

News & Events

  • #PaintBritain

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

    Group exhibition with work by 32 painters. First museum show of 'Contemporary British Painting'.

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  • Art Converters

    07/02/2014 – 02/03/2014
    studio1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ

    Fund raising exhibition for the gallery.

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