William Tillyer, ‘The Flatford Chart Etchings 1. Cobalt Sky’, 2010, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

This work is part of a set of 4 etchings, in an edition of 20.

Publisher: Published by Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 2010

William Tillyer Season - Part One: 'The Prints', 5th - 27th February 2010

New Paintings: Clouds, Text by Ben Wiedel-Kaufman, Published by Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 2010 (ill p. 85)

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