New York-based artist Charline von Heyl (1960, Germany) describes her style as “melodramatic abstraction,” a unique sensually charged take on the tradition of Abstract painting. Throughout her career, Von Heyl has built an impressive body of work that defies the limitations of existing mediums and styles. Her paintings are their “own weird universes,” she told Christopher Bedford in frieze magazine, “oartist Mary Simpson called “fucking with the terms of abstract painting.” Von Heyl’s paintings and collages will ften contradicting each other aesthetically.” What unites her work, however, is what be on view in Europe and the U.S. for the larger part of 2012. The exhibition at Tate Liverpool is being organized in collaboration with Kunsthalle Nürnberg, where it will travel to this summer. On show are no less than 42 of the artist’s large canvasses and a number of works on paper. Tate Liverpool and Kunsthalle Nürnberg will also co-publish a hefty catalogue of her work to accompany the exhibition. In March, von Heyl’s solo show opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, also featuring her paintings and collage-based works on paper.