Signature: Signed and dated 94. on the reverse; also signed on Artist's label attached to the reverse
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, William Tillyer Kachina Paintings, 20th October - 12th November 1994, cat. no.3, illustrated.
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, William Tillyer: The Wildenstein Hermitage and other paintings, 10th March - 13th April 2017
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
David Bowie, 1994
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