Liliane Tomasko is interviewed by Phong H. Bui for the cover story of The Brooklyn Rail April 2023.
"I think every work of art has many layers. There’s technique, and there’s materials, which both are essential parts of the making, obviously. But then there are all the things that come into it that are in your head and come through your body and go through your fingers, then end up on the surface. In my work, it’s not always dependent on direct touch. It’s not the mark making that reveals what’s going on. Because the mark making is determined by these brushes and the spray, and it’s quite anonymous, in a way. I think it comes through the layering and the colors. There are a lot of different colors, so much going on these canvases, it’s kind of insane. But I’m always trying to get to a point where people can actually look at them without wanting to walk away too quickly. I like to get them to a point where a viewer is sort of fascinated by it. Trying to figure something out themselves, and not quite knowing what form of beauty touches them, what also made them feel repelled at the same time. It’s both of those conditions that I myself feel about my work."
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