German abstract painter Charline von Heyl is renowned for her dynamic canvases that challenge the limits of painting as a medium. Using collages and drawings to prepare her pieces, she 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 allows her to build intensity in her final works.
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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.