ink on silk, wood, plastic
48 x 36 x 16 inches
oil pastel and graphite on paper
60 x 40 inches (unframed)
Oil pastel on mylar
18.5 x 24.5 inches
Oil pastel on paper
22 x 30 inches
Ink on silk with mixed media
28 x 28 x 9 inches
Oil pastel on paper
30 x 22 inches
Julia von Eichel "Pricked and Broken"
JULIA VON EICHEL
Pricked and Broken
Julia von Eichel‘s work is concerned with the tension between chaos and control. Her process is highly focused from initial creation to the final piece. Furthermore, the juxtaposition of precision and serendipitous expression is constantly at play.
Her sculptures and drawings are notably meticulous. Upon closer examination, the pieces are closely and obsessively structured networks. Ultimately, she seeks to create a complex interplay between the natural world and the world of the artist’s hand.
Von Eichel was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Currently, she is based in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States. Also, her work is held in public and private collections worldwide.
On May 7, Visitor Center will unveil Pricked and Broken a solo exhibition by Julia von Eichel (May 7 - June 11). The artist will present a series of brightly hued wall sculptures and paintings inspired by the emotions she felt while quarantined in Upstate New York.
Von Eichel’s idiosyncratic sculptures appear to be meticulous, obsessively structured networks. Metaphors for life itself, they bring to mind a range of subtle transformations, from memento mori to the experience of birth: the tension and dynamism of life (spikes, atom-like Wiffle balls) breaks through the smothering, all enveloping shroud of death (the silk coated with gesso).
These sculptures will be in conversation with a series of oil pastels on mylar: clusters of branched, tubular filaments merging with luminous, kinetic networks of swirls that almost vibrate when hit by light. Nature’s pulse permeates Julia’s work, which is continuously informed and inspired by her passion for gardening and landscaping.
Ultimately, she seeks to create a complex interplay between the natural and the imaginary world.