The artist Julie Held (b.1958) is described as a Colourist, Expressionist and Symbolist who draws inspiration from Titian, Rembrandt, Bonnard, Matisse and Munch.
In her art, she aims to capture a sense of sehnsucht, the German word for nostalgia and longing. “My work is mediated through time,” says Held. “Subject and content either coincide or diverge, and I use multiple medias to give expression to these concepts in my work.”
Outside Inside (2020), a 4ft x 2ft 11in (1.22m x 90cm) acrylic on canvas, explores the idea “of being there and yet not in the throng of things, exasperated by the current isolation and the cessation of normal life”.
It is priced at £5000 from online Contemporary gallery Crean & Company.