Sky Two

Publisher: Marlborough Graphics, London

About Joe Tilson

An early experimenter with printmaking in the 1960s, Joe Tilson works to unsettle the tension between serialized production and an artwork’s status as unique. Tilson excelled as a craftsman from an early point in his life. He first worked in a realist style during the 1950s, but adopted the commercial sheen of pop art in the 1960s. Tilson began creating prints during this decade, using consumer imagery, yet his work retained a handmade quality. He painted directly on the prints, making unique pieces from editioned series. The artist also added sculptural elements to his work, blurring the distinction between two- and three-dimensional space and disregarding any medium-specific hierarchies. His art later evolved away from pop content to address mythology and rural living, but Tilson has maintained the same interest in the handmade throughout his career.

British, b. 1928, London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
The Stones of Venice, Marlborough London, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough London, London
2016
Editions and Acquisitions 2016, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis