Tula Telfair, ‘Disguising Nature’, 2018, Painting, Oil on canvas, Forum Gallery
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Tula Telfair

Disguising Nature, 2018

Oil on canvas
28 × 84 in
71.1 × 213.4 cm
.
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New York
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Tula Telfair
American, b. 1961
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Resembling the panoramas of 19-century American landscape painting, Tula Telfair’s big-skied, epic landscapes capture elements of the sublime. However, these vistas are drawn from her imagination, and visual clues—such as pure color stripes that frame the paintings—remind viewers of their artifice. Espousing an ideal of nature untouched by humanity, Telfair treads a fine line between reality and fantasy. Her meditative titles give no indication of the sources for her subject matter and are intended, Telfair has declared, to distance viewers from associations with particular places, inviting viewers’ own interpretations. “I am interested in the subjectivity of perception and the power of memory, using illusion to trigger recollections of things past,” she says.

Tula Telfair, ‘Disguising Nature’, 2018, Painting, Oil on canvas, Forum Gallery
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About the work
Tula Telfair
American, b. 1961
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Resembling the panoramas of 19-century American landscape painting, Tula Telfair’s big-skied, epic landscapes capture elements of the sublime. However, these vistas are drawn from her imagination, and visual clues—such as pure color stripes that frame the paintings—remind viewers of their artifice. Espousing an ideal of nature untouched by humanity, Telfair treads a fine line between reality and fantasy. Her meditative titles give no indication of the sources for her subject matter and are intended, Telfair has declared, to distance viewers from associations with particular places, inviting viewers’ own interpretations. “I am interested in the subjectivity of perception and the power of memory, using illusion to trigger recollections of things past,” she says.

Tula Telfair

Disguising Nature, 2018

Oil on canvas
28 × 84 in
71.1 × 213.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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