William Tillyer, ‘Arncliffe Cluster. Landscape Into Art.’, 2016, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

About William Tillyer

William Tillyer’s approach to painting is constantly evolving. His work redefines and reinterprets classic subject matter, like landscapes, still lifes, and portraits, in methods that challenge historical traditions and vary between bodies of work. During a time in which Tillyer believes art is too often a projection of the artist, he attempts to initiate instead a dialogue between elements of paint, surface, and subject. His “Helmsley Sky Studies”, for example, are based a cloud series by 19th-century Romantic painter John Constable. Unlike the originals, which Constable controlled solely by oil paint and precise brushwork, Tillyer incorporates grids of metal lattice; as the paint conforms to the wire mesh, the focus is shared by subject and materials, thus separating it from the confines of the traditional landscape.

British, b. 1938, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Solo Shows on Artsy

2013
William Tillyer: The Watering Place, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Art Basel 2017 - Private, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London