Leading female contemporary artist Charline von Heyl has made her name with intense, brightly colored abstract work that pushes and prods at the limits of painting. Using collages and drawings to prepare her canvases, von Heyl avoids strict formal compositions in favor of gestural freedom and an openness to chance and coincidence. Her improvised process of creating, erasing, and then recreating shapes and forms—she only ever rips and… Read more
About the artwork
This striking monotype reveals von Heyl's interest in collage as a mode of expression, brimming over with motifs both abstract and figurative as well as the semblance of printed letters. As the title suggests, this is a lottery, a random draw, inciting the viewer to fill in the gaps on the page, appealing to the arbitrary nature and unexpected connections that we have come to expect of von Heyl's distinctive work.