Liliane Tomasko

Liliane Tomasko, FROM HOT TO COLD, 2019, Acrylic on linen, 215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in

Liliane Tomasko, a dream of: LIGHTING UP THE DARK, 2018, acrylic and acrylic spray on linen, 215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in  

Liliane Tomasko
a dream of: A COIL THAT UNFURLED 2018
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
193 x 177.8 cm / 76 x 70 in   

Liliane Tomasko
dark goes lightly 2019
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
172.7 x 157.5 cm / 68 x 62 in  

Liliane Tomasko
Decipherous 2018
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
193 x 177.8 cm / 76 x 70 in   

Liliane Tomasko
Untitled 2018
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
208.3 x 193 cm / 82 x 76 in  

Liliane Tomasko, People who gather sticks live in stephomes, 2017, oil and acrylic spray on linen, 142.2 x 127 cm / 56 x 50 in

Liliane Tomasko, New Gold Dream, 2017, oil and acrylic spray on linen, 121.9 x 106.7 cm / 48 x 42 in   

Liliane Tomasko 
see it fall 
2015
oil on canvas
208.3 x 193 cm / 82 x 76 in
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Liliane Tomasko 
Untitled  
2015
oil on linen
142.2 x 127 cm / 56 x 50 in 
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Liliane Tomasko 
Untitled  
2015
oil on linen
81.3 x 71.1 cm / 32 x 28 in
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Liliane Tomasko 
Untitled  
2015
oil on linen
142.2 x 127 cm / 56 x 50 in
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Liliane Tomasko, The Red Thread, Kerlin Gallery, 9th March - 13th April 2019 © Liliane Tomasko & Kerlin Gallery

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Liliane Tomasko, Caja de sueños
MATE Lab, Museo MATE, Lima, Peru
25 November 2018 – 27 January 2019

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Liliane Tomasko, In Visible World, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA, 21 November 2015 – 14 February 2016

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Liliane Tomasko, Sense, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 28 November 2015 – 16 January 2016
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Liliane Tomasko, Deeper Dark, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 20 April – 26 May 2012
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Liliane Tomasko, Luminous Matter, IVAM Instituto Valencia, Spain, 27 April – 26 June 2011
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b. 1967, Switzerland

Liliane Tomasko’s abstract paintings employ a distinctive, bold lyricism, with an equally unabashed sense of colour. The artist often begins with a study of the personal effects of everyday domesticity such as bedding or clothing to create work that suggests a gateway into the realms of sleep and dreaming; delving into the gulf between what we understand as the ‘conscious’ and ‘subconscious.’  Recent paintings display an increasing vitality and assertiveness, articulating an abstraction that is rooted in the physical realm but attempting a departure from it. Intense colour, subtle tone, shadows and painterly gesture are woven together in such a way that space comes in and out of focus, suspending one’s perception of them and emulating the clarity or lack thereof of dreams and memories.

 

Recent solo exhibitions include: Dark Goes Lightly, Chateau la Costa, France, (21 October – 18 December 2019);  Amygdala, Kewing, Palma, Mallorca (2019); Marc Straus Gallery, New York, (2019); The Red Thread, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2019); Caja de sueños , Museo MATE, Lima (2018); a dream of, Blain|Southern, Berlin (2018); 12 nights x dreams, Rockland Center for the Arts, New York State (2018); Kunstwerk (two-person exhibition with Sean Scully), Sammlung Klein, Germany (2017); Feeling Folding, PIFO Gallery, Beijing, (2017); Sean Scully + Liliane Tomasko, Fundación Bancaja, Valencia (2016); Mother-Matrix-Matter, Lowe Art Museum, Miami (2015); In Visible World, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; dusk at dawn, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock (2015).

 

Tomasko is represented in the collections of The Albertina, Vienna, AU; Bank Vontobel AG, Zurich, CH; Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan, LI; Hôtel des Arts, Centre Méditerranéen D’Art, Toulon, FR; Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, IE; IVAM-Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, ES; K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, CH; Lowe Art Museum, Miami, US; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, DE; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE; Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, DE; Try-Me Collection, Richmond, Virginia, US; VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, US.

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Liliane Tomasko, dark goes lightly

Château la Coste

21 October - 18 December 2019

In partnership with FIAC and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Château la Coste presents a solo exhibition of new and recent paintings by Liliane Tomasko. 

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Liliane Tomasko, Caja de sueños

MATE Lab, Museo MATE, Lima, Peru

25 November 2018 – 27 January 2019

Liliane Tomasko solo exhibition. Caja de sueños is an exhibition of six paintings from Tomasko’s “a dream of” series, hung over a mural inspired by the Bogotalla Lines in Nazca.

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Liliane Tomasko, 12 nights x dreams

Rockland Center for the Arts

11 February – 11 March 2018

Liliane Tomasko solo exhibition.

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Abstract Painting Now!

Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria

2 July – 5 November 2017

Mark Francis, Sean Scully and Liliane Tomasko are all to be included in Abstract Painting Now!, a major exhibition at Kunsthalle Krems.

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Sean Scully & Liliane Tomasko, beide | both

Kunstwerk, Sammlung Alison & Peter Klein, Stuttgart

25 June – 22 December 2017

Two-person exhibition by Sean Scully and Liliane Tomasko.

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Park, Guangzhou & Hong Kong

Co-organised with Holly's Gallery

Park is an exhibition across two venues in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Artists: Liam Gillick, Callum Innes, Merlin James, Liu Ke, Isabel Nolan, Sean Scully, Liliane Tomasko, Zhou Li


Sean Scully + Liliane Tomasko

Centro Cultural Bancaja, Valencia, Spain

16 September 2016 – 15 January 2017

Two-person exhibition curated by Javier Molins.

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Liliane Tomasko, In Visible World

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA

21 November 2015 – 14 February 2016

Solo exhibition

Solo exhibition, curated by Virginia Shore.

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Liliane Tomasko, Mother-Matrix-Matter

The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL, USA

30 October 2015 – 31 January 2016

Solo exhibition

Liliane Tomasko is the subject of a solo exhibition, 'Mother-Matrix-Matter' at the Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA.

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Liliane Tomasko, Dusk at Dawn

Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany

1 March – 3 May 2015

Solo exhibition

Liliane Tomasko focuses her attention onto things, which lie in our immediate surroundings. She paints objects and spaces from the domestic environment; they are subtle interiors viewed from unusual angles. Dusk at Dawn is an exhibition about departure - it speaks of melancholia, of warmth and not least, of the love for painting.

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Liliane Tomasko, Sleepless – The Bed in History and Contemporary Art

21er Haus, Vienna

30 January – 7 June 2015

More than forty years ago, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got into bed to protest against the war. The world’s most popular artist couple of that time made their honeymoon public by stating: “Make love, not war!”. Simultaneously, the bed turned into a political instrument of visual art.

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Liliane Tomasko: ‘I don’t think of myself as an abstract artist’

Irish Times

14/12/2015

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

 
For the Swiss-born artist and photographer, the unmade bed is a metaphor for the reality of daily life
 
 
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Liliane Tomasko: Deeper Dark

Aesthetica Magazine

May 2012

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

 
In a time when so much critical theory surrounds the continuing relevance of painting to contemporary art practice it’s truly refreshing to encounter an artist who unabashedly embraces the medium. -Sarah Allen
 
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