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 artikel WELTKUNST "Fernweh auf venezianisch", 5. April 2017 Gabriele Derouiche: "Friedensgrüße aus der Stadt an der Lagune", Frankfurter Neue Presse, 26. April 2017
Photo gallery: Photo gallery of the exhibition