|Eclipse. Oil/acrylic on canvas.|
© Julie Umerle
I am interested in exploring the physicality of paint, making paintings that exist at the meeting point of decision and accident. Eclipse replaces brush strokes with the direct interaction of liquid elements on canvas. Alternately layering oil and acrylic, a reaction is produced between the two mediums that is a by-product of the materials. The interaction of the materials, together with the effects of gravity, activates the surface.
The Priseman-Seabrook Collection highlights work produced by artists practicing in Britain in the 21st Century. The first showing of the collection will be at Huddersfield Art Gallery later this year. The collection will be exhibited there from November 2014 - March 2015. A catalogue of the exhibition is available on.Amazon.