FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Charline VON HEYL
Title: "Charline Von Heyl at Secession"
Medium: Original Offset-Lithograph,
Sheet size: 23.5" x 16.5"
Charline von Heyl (born 1960) is a German artist best known for her abstract painting. She also works with drawing,
printmaking, and collage. She lives and works in New York and Marfa, Texas, together with her husband and fellow painter
Von Heyl was born to a German lawyer and French-born psychologist in Mainz. She grew up in Bonn and later studied with
Jörg Immendorff at Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and with Fritz Schwegler at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Immendorff later asked her to work for him as his assistant in Düsseldorf. She moved to New York in late 1995.Von Heyl is
often seen as part of one of several leading female contemporary painters, a group which also includes Cecily Brown,
Jacqueline Humphries, Laura Owens, Jutta Koether, Amy Sillman and Emily Sundblad.
Using a wide range of imagery, from found photographs and drawings of comic books, von Heyl alternates between
collage-based works on paper and painting on canvas. To make her collages, she rips images into shapes, drops them onto
pages she has photocopied, spray-painted, and marked with ink, and then manipulates them by hand. Von Heyl does not
make studies for her paintings, and does not begin with a pre-conceived idea, allowing the works to be determined rather
by the decisions that arise in the process of their making.
In fall 2008 her artist’s book Sabotage was published by Xn Editions and Christophe Daviet-Thery in Paris. The book was
previewed, with an introductory note by the artist, in the October 2008 Artforum.
Von Heyl maintains an expansive studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. Both Wool and von Heyl had residencies
in Marfa in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and today they share a studio building there.
Von Heyl is represented by the Petzel Gallery in New York City, the Galerie Gisela Capitain in Cologne, and 1301PE in Los
Angeles. She began exhibiting her work in 1990, at Christian Nagel Galerie in Cologne.