Untitled, 2015

Basel 2015
Vilma Gold
Julia Wachtel Untitled, 2015 Oil, flashe, lacquer ink on canvas 152,5 x 203 cm 60 x 80 inches Within more recent work, Wachtel has turned to culling all of her imagery from the internet and although continuing to use cartoon characters, each painting now features a focal panel that expounds particular notions of the representational “everyman”. This is presented through the juxtapositional semblance of both her characters and appropriated forms of transnational apologues. In 2012 Wachtel returned to the American Colour series to produce a new related body of works. The American Colour series 2012 combine silkscreen elements from the early 1990s with newly constructed and configured colour panels.