There is no narrative, referential, or sentimental component to my work. It is purely about the painting itself resulting from a personal, visual logic that has evolved through the years. My goal is to create a dialogue between impulse and calculation, spontaneity and speed in which the viewer feels the movement of the brushstrokes and paint that form rhythms across the surface. I am interested in the juxtaposition of color - it's translucency and opacity, and the tension between positive and negative forms that together create what I hope to be a dynamic and alive surface.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY
Lives between Brooklyn, NY and Pietrasanta, Italy
St. Ann's School
Lester Polakov Scene Painting School
Art Student's League
Owned and operated Juliana Merz Decorative Painting (in both Italy and the US) from 1986 - 2010
I have been painting my entire life but have committed myself to it full time since 2010.