Charline von Heyl: In the Abstract

Charline von Heyl, Pancalist, 2012 (courtesy of the artist)
Charline von Heyl, Pancalist, 2012 (courtesy of the artist)

Diane Solway profiles painter Charline von Heyl.

Solway writes: "Known for her bold, enigmatic, unapologetically abstract paintings, von Heyl has long made a distinction between looking and seeing. Her works are not abstractions of real things in the world; they are a riot of images that she discovers while improvising on the canvas, a process that involves adding, obliterating, and reassembling. 'I love combining things that don’t want to go together until they make a new image,' says the artist, who was born in Mainz, Germany. 'My question is always, ‘How do I build a painting that I haven’t ever made before?’ ' "