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William Tillyer, ‘Living in Arcadia II’, 1991, Mixografia
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William Tillyer

Living in Arcadia II, 1991

Mixografia Print on Handmade Paper
44 × 51 in
111.8 × 129.5 cm
$3,500
Location
Los Angeles
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About the work
William Tillyer
British, b. 1938
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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.

William Tillyer, ‘Living in Arcadia II’, 1991, Mixografia
William Tillyer, ‘Living in Arcadia II’, 1991, Mixografia
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About the work
William Tillyer
British, b. 1938
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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.

William Tillyer

Living in Arcadia II, 1991

Mixografia Print on Handmade Paper
44 × 51 in
111.8 × 129.5 cm
$3,500
Location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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