Liliane Tomasko, dark goes lightly
Château la Coste
21 October 2019 - 19 January 2020
In partnership with FIAC and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Château la Coste presents a solo exhibition of new and recent paintings by Liliane Tomasko.
Liliane Tomasko explores painting as a gateway into the realms of dreaming and sleep, probing into the gulf between the conscious and the subconscious. Tomasko believes that the imbalance between these two states of mind is at the heart of the predicaments that affect contemporary society. In her words, “the dark matter represented by the subconscious and which finds its language through our dreams has been neglected.” Each of the paintings in the exhibition underscores this breach by making reference to an emotional state. The paintings that employ a distinctive, bold lyricism with an equally unabashed sense of colour allude to unfolding, opening and growing, whereas those in black-and-white speak of denial, invisibility and stagnation. Tomasko’s gestural lines are woven together in such a way that they come in and out of focus, emulating the clarity, or lack thereof, of dreams and memories.
About Liliane Tomasko
Liliane Tomasko (b. 1967 Zurich, Switzerland) studied fine art in London at Camberwell College, Chelsea College of Art & Design, and the Royal Academy of Arts. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including shows at Museo MATE, Lima; ROCA – Rockland Center for the Arts, New York, US; Lowe Art Museum, Miami, US; the New York Studio School, US; Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, ES; Kunsthalle Rostock, DE, and IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, ES.
Image: Liliane Tomasko Untitled 2018 Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen 208.3 x 193 cm / 82 x 76 in