I create works that investigate the relationship between materials and the perception of the image. - Julie Umerle
Julie Umerle’s body of works explores the balance between precision and chance, reconnecting the materiality of paint and the processes of abstract painting. Playing with our perception of forms and colours, Umerle expands our senses into unknown territory. Almost unconsciously we view the work; we cannot pinpoint where a shape or a drip of colour are in the space and we are displaced in her created juxtaposition. Julie Umerle plays with our human sensations to propose the occasional solution, perhaps tempting us to embrace a diversity of experiences. Ultimately, Umerle’s enticing canvases quietly invite us to connect with our intimacy as a way to encounter dialogue, infinity and freedom.
Julie Umerle was born in Connecticut, USA. She studied fine art at Parsons School of Design, part of The New School in New York City and at Falmouth University, Cornwall. She lives and works in East London.
Her paintings have been exhibited both in the UK and internationally and she has exhibited as a solo artist as well as in group shows. Selected exhibitions include 'Present Tense' at Swindon Museum and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Internationally, she has exhibited in Berlin, Paris, New York, Philadelphia and Miami.
Umerle has been the recipient of a number of awards from Arts Council England. Her work is held in public and private collections including Deutsche Bank, The Connaught, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, and Madison Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia, USA.
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