JOE TILSON - Postcards from Venice, April 6 - June 17, 2017


Joe Tilson (born 1928) is a recognized and important representative of British Pop Art, which conquered the art scene of London in the 1960s. In a movement that came to include other noteworthy artists such as Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake and Allen Jones, by 1962 Tilson was already exhibiting at London's Marlborough Fine Art. He subsequently participated in the XXXII Venice Biennale in 1964, commonly referred to as the "Pop Art Biennale", that included American artists Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg.
The technological developments rapidly embraced by his contemporaries, however, soon contradicted his deepest artistic convictions. As of 1970, he distanced himself from Pop Art to pursue a path all of his own, a path characterized by an incomparable creative exploration of existential, mythological, and esoteric questions.
His current work represents a harmonic interplay between painting, architecture, and the written word, and makes reference to the centuries-old sacral architecture of Venice, a city that has, for Tilson, become both a second home and inexhaustible source of inspiration.
DIE GALERIE, in cooperation with Marlborough Fine Art London, is pleased to be presenting the comprehensive solo exhibition Postcards from Venice of Joe Tilson, in which approximately 50 pieces will be on display.


Opening:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
(not open to public, we kindly ask for your registration)

Introduction by:
Marco Livingstone
Art historian, author, curator

The artist will be present.

We look forward to your visit at DIE GALERIE!

Press comments:
Dr. Rose-Maria Gropp: "Botschaften aus der Serenissima", FAZ, 8. April 2017
Link to the web article

WELTKUNST "Fernweh auf venezianisch", 5. April 2017

Gabriele Derouiche: "Friedensgrüße aus der Stadt an der Lagune", Frankfurter Neue Presse, 26. April 2017

3sat, Kulturzeit, 23.05.2017, from minute 25 onwards
Link to website

Photo gallery:
Photo gallery of the exhibition

Exhibits:

The Stones of Venice - GIustizia Ca'Corner della Piscopia Loredan, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 178 x 142 cm

The Stones of Venice - Il Campanile di San Marco, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 178 x 142

The Stones of Venice - La Campana di San Marco, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 178 x 142 cm

The Stones of Venice - Il Torre della Orologio, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 178 x 142 cm

The Stones of Venice - San Nicolò dei Mendicoli (Diptichon), 2012, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 43 x 58 cm

PC from Venice - San Pantalon, Veniesia, 2012, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 124 x 92 cm

PC from Venice - San Trovaso, Venecia, 2012, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 124 x 92 cm

PC from Venice - Santa Maria dei Miracoli, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 124 x 92 cm

PC from Venice - Santa Maria della Visitazione, 2012, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 170 x 120 cm

PC from Venice - La Scuola dei Calegheri, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 170 x 120 cm

PC from Venice - Anzolo Rafael, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 170 x 120 cm

The Stones of Venice - San Sebastiano (Diptychon), 2015, Mixed media on canvas on wood, 43 x 58,5 cm

The Stones of Venice - Dogana da Mar (Diptychon), 2015, Mixed media on canvas on wood, 29,5 x 38,5 cm

The Stones of Venice - Santa Maria dei Miracoli (Diptychon), 2015, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 29 x 38 cm

The Stones of Venice - San Trovaso, Venaga, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 60 x 85 cm

The Stones of Venice - La Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venessia, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 50 x 75 cm

The Stones of Venice - San Pantalon, Veniesia, 2013, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 122 x 152,5 cm

The Stones of Venice - La Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venuca, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 60 x 90 cm

The Stones of Venice - San Zan Degolà, Venecia, 2014,Acrylic on canvas on wood, 54 x 78 cm

The Stones of Venice - San Zan Degolà, Venecia, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 54 x 78 cm

The Stones of Venice - Santa Maria Della Visitazione, Venusia, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 54 x 78 cm

PC from Venice - Campana di San Marco, Calle dei Fabbri, 2015, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 124 x92 cm

PC from Venice - Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Vinegia, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 91 x 70 cm

PC from Venice - I Carmini, Vinezia, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 67 x 50 cm

PC from Venice - San Sebastiano, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 160 x 150 cm

PC from Venice - La Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, 2014, Acrylic on canvas on wood, 160 x 150 cm

The Stones of Venice - Venecia Giustizia, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 178 x 142 cm

The Stones of Venice - Dogana da Mar, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 183 x 122 cm

The Stones of Venice - La Scuola dei Calegheri, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 114 x 152,5 cm

Finestra Veneziana -  San Zan, 2017, Mixed media mit serigraph, carborundum and water color, 96 x 96 cm

Finestra Veneziana II, 2008, Aquatint on paper, 44,6 x 33 cm

Stones of Venice - Sant'Alipio, Rio, 2008, Aquatint on paper, 34,3 x 40 cm

Postcard from Venice - San Trovaso, Venecia, 2012, Aquatint and collage on paper, 70 x 50,1 cm

The Stones of Venice - Sant'Alvise (Diptychon), 2012, Aquatint on paper, 40,8 x 54 cm

Postcard from Venice - San Pantalon, Veniesia, 2012, Aquatint and collage on paper, 70 x 50 cm

The Stones of Venice - Pomegranate (Diptychon), 2012, Carborundum und serigraph on paper, 40,9 x 51 cm

Fire, 1987, Wood, burned, Tiefe 3,8 cm/ Ø 55cm

Earth, 1987, Wood object, 50 x 57 x 3,5 cm

Finestra Veneziana - Cortesela della Vida, 2007, Acrylic and mixed media on wood, 100 x 22 cm

Finestra Veneziana - San Zan Degola, 2008, Acrylic, glas and latimo glass on wood, 162 x 28 cm

Finestra Veneziana - Tullio, 2008, Acrylic mixed media on wood, 72 x 63 cm

Finestra Veneziana - Fondamenta Zattere al Ponte Lungo, 2009,  Acrylic, glas and latimo glass on wood, 132 x 107,5 cm

Finestra Veneziana - Bon, 2010, Acryl, Terracotta and shell on wood, 56 x 58 cm

Finestra Veneziana - Venecia, 2010, Acrylic and mixed media on wood, 117 x 105 x 5 cm

Postcard from Venice, Vio, 2008, Acrylic and collage on paper, 59,4 x 42 cm

The Stones of Venice - San Sebastiano 2, 2014, Mixed media on paper, 114 x 114 cm

The Stones of Venice - La Scuola dei Calegheri, 2014, Mixed media on paper, 114 x 113 cm

Earth Maze, 2015, Mixed media on paper, 103 x 100 cm

LOOK!, 2015, Mixed media on paper, 114 x 101,5 cm