post-title Charline von Heyl | Capitain Petzel | 28.04.–03.06.2017

Charline von Heyl | Capitain Petzel | 28.04.–03.06.2017

Charline von Heyl | Capitain Petzel | 28.04.–03.06.2017

Charline von Heyl | Capitain Petzel | 28.04.–03.06.2017

until 03.06. | #1226ARTatBerlin | Capitain Petzel shows from 28th April 2017 an exhibition by the artist Charline von Heyl.

As part of this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin, Capitain Petzel is delighted to announce the second solo exhibition of Charline von Heyl at the gallery in Berlin. The works presented from April 28 until June 3, 2017 are part of a new series created by the artist in the past year and are shown for the first time.

Charline von Heyl’s richly coloured abstract paintings are characterized by their complexity, combining new compositions with recurring components from her earlier work cycles alongside references from art history. The artist doesn’t produce preliminary drawings or sketches of her images, rather they arise through a processual evolution on the canvas. Frequently collage-like, this combination of innovative and experimental elements with familiar symbolic motifs gives rise to the distinct allure of Charline von Heyl’s work.

For von Heyl, the specific power of painting lies in the ultimately inexplicable expressiveness of its formal language: “Good paintings have this tantalizing quality. And once you turn around, you absolutely cannot recapture them. They leave a hole in the mind, a longing.”

Charline von Heyl was born in 1960 in Mainz, and has lived and worked in the USA since 1996. Her work can be found in many international museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris; the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Museum Brandhorst, Munich.

Vernissage: Friday, 28th April 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition period: Friday, 28th April to Saturday, 3rd June 2017

Zu Capitain Petzel


Image caption: Charline von Heyl: „Boomerang“, 2017, Acryl and oil on linen, 208.3 x 198 cm / 82 x 78 inches © the artist, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Charline von Heyl – Capitain Petzel | ART at Berlin

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