Thursday, October 22, 2015

Charline von Heyl at Gisela Capitain

Photos by Simon Vogel

Von Heyl's paintings are striking, like being struck, designed with the force of icons and logos, instantaneous recognition, the paintings connect with a speed prophetic of the contemporary and understandable that her rise delayed would coincide with that of digital networks: von Heyl's paintings turn composition into a kind of semio-transaction of consumption, a painterly recognition that is particular, depleting, and manic. Like scrolling through a feed. Von Heyl is one of the few painters (image makers) seeming to understand and frame what it feels like to look at (consume) images today, emptying.