Juliana Merz

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Artwork
Untitled (Japanese Series) 69" x 62", Acrylic, Giclee Print and Cut Paper on Masonite, 2012
Untitled (Japanese Series), 42" x 59", Acrylic and Giclee Print on Masonite, 2012
Untitled (Japanese Series), 39 1/4" x 58", Acrylic and Giclee Print on Masonite, 2012
Untitled (Japanese Series), 56 3/4" x 48", Acrylic and Giclee Print on Masonite, 2012
Untitled (Japanese Series), 65 1/2" x 56", Acrylic, Giclee Print and Cut Paper on Masonite, 2012
Juliana
Merz
Artist's Statement

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.

Bio/Resume

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY
Lives between Brooklyn, NY and Pietrasanta, Italy

Attended:
St. Ann's School
Oberlin College
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.