In a recent interview of painter Charline von Heyl for Bomb Magazine, Shirley Kaneda writes that von Heyl “Like her paintings… is forthright, full of humor, and uniquely articulate.”
Von Heyl displays all three of these qualities in her recent Hammer Lecture at UCLA. She acknowledges a wide range of visual influences from Kirchner’s prints to the graphic qualities of Pueblo pottery, and describes her painting process as related to the kind of discrete layering characteristic of printmaking.
I’ve always painted as if I’m printing in layers on top of each other… you either have the color sit on top or use the color to create a space, but in this completely detached way…
The roughly one hour lecture is both generous and illuminating.