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In a career spanning over two decades, Liliane Tomasko has fashioned a unique and recognizable abstract language. Her subject matter is rooted in the domestic sphere. Via painting, sculpture and photography, she explores the materiality of various household fabrics – dresses, curtains, sheets and mattresses.

In her new abstract paintings, Tomasko brings us closer to the essence of the material objects immersing us in the scaffolding, the fibers, to reveal their deeper reality and resonance’. Gestures are at once fluid and yet muscular and assertive. As critic Sue Hubbard points out, ‘these paintings illustrate a journey from harmony to dissonance, from silence to noise, from stillness to complexity’. In the end they are sumptuous and beautiful.

Tomasko once said, ‘Painting has the ability to show us something all at once and affect us emotionally in a very direct way. It can reveal something about our being and existence, without having to be descriptive. It makes a space for intuition and the use of our senses’.

Liliane Tomasko (b. 1967 Zurich, Switzerland) studied in London at Camberwell College, Chelsea College of Art & Design, and the Royal Academy of Arts. She lives and works in Germany, Barcelona and New York.

Her work is found in public and private collections worldwide, including IVAN, Valencia; Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan; Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich; Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. She has shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including at Lowe Art Museum, Miami; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Garrison Arts Center, New York; IVAM, Valencia and Casal Solleric, Spain, as well as in Vienna, France, China, and Germany.

She is represented by MARC STRAUS in NYC, Kerlin Gallery in Dublin and Galerie Bechter Kastowsky in Vienna.

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Selected Works
Who you were is not what you will be 2017
Oil and Acrylic spray on canvas
48 x 42 inches
Who you were is not what you will be

2017
Oil and Acrylic spray on canvas
48 x 42 inches

Let me tie your laces 2017
Oil and Acrylic spray on canvas
48 x 42 inches
Let me tie your laces

2017
Oil and Acrylic spray on canvas
48 x 42 inches

nothings, held up by no thing 2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
82 x 76 inches
nothings, held up by no thing

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
82 x 76 inches

twilight 2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
63 x 63 inches
twilight

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
63 x 63 inches

delicately balancing the real 2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
82 x 76 inches
delicately balancing the real

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
82 x 76 inches

violent violets hanging from knotted blacks 2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
68 x 62 inches
violent violets hanging from knotted blacks

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
68 x 62 inches

senseless acts of beauty 2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
56 x 50 inches
senseless acts of beauty

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
56 x 50 inches

some.day 2016
Oil on Linen
32 x 28 inches
some.day

2016
Oil on Linen
32 x 28 inches

Siren 2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
68 x 62 inches
Siren

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
68 x 62 inches

some.how 2016
Oil on Linen
32 x 28 inches
some.how

2016
Oil on Linen
32 x 28 inches

10/15/2016 2016
Oil on Paper
24 x 18 inches
10/15/2016

2016
Oil on Paper
24 x 18 inches

11/6/2016 2016
Oil on Paper
24 x 18 inches
11/6/2016

2016
Oil on Paper
24 x 18 inches

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