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Julia Rommel

China Chalet . 2021

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Rommel begins, like many painters, by coating linen with repeating layers of gesso, a chalky primer. She plans out these expanses of thick, white underpainting – and those areas without – to create an architectural pattern upon which a painting of varying thickness and texture will result. Continue reading Julia Rommel

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Julia Rommel

Punkin Chunkin (Hydraulics) . 2016

Punkin Chunkin (Hydraulics) . 2016

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Rommel’s paintings are built up from architectural lines which compartmentalize the canvases, each reminiscent of a crafted stained glass window. The viewer, on the inside looking out, experiences a kind of luminosity shining through, each canvas to a new destination. Continue reading Julia Rommel