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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 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’.

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 IVAM, 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 Kunsthalle Krems, 21er Haus, Vienna, 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, Galerie Bechter Kastowsky in Vienna, and Blain|Southern, London, UK and Berlin, Germany.

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Selected Works
2019
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
76 x 70 in (193 x 177.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
a dream of: LEVITATION

2019
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
76 x 70 in (193 x 177.8 cm)

2018
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
63 x 63 in (160 x 160 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
LEFT AND RIGHT

2018
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
63 x 63 in (160 x 160 cm)

sharper turn
2019
Acrylic on linen
32 x 28 inches (81.3 x 71.1 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
DOWN SWINGING

sharper turn
2019
Acrylic on linen
32 x 28 inches (81.3 x 71.1 cm)

2019
Acrylic on linen
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
raising the unseen

2019
Acrylic on linen
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

2018
Oil on linen
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Cypher

2018
Oil on linen
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

2019
Acrylic on linen
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
a sharper turn

2019
Acrylic on linen
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

2019
Acrylic on Linen
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
rejtjelez

2019
Acrylic on Linen
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

2017
Oil and Acrylic spray on canvas
48 x 42 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Who you were is not what you will be

2017
Oil and Acrylic spray on canvas
48 x 42 inches

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

2017
Oil and Acrylic spray on canvas
48 x 42 inches

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

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
82 x 76 inches

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

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
68 x 62 inches

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
56 x 50 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
senseless acts of beauty

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
56 x 50 inches

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
68 x 62 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Siren

2016
Acrylic spray and oil on linen
68 x 62 inches

2016
Oil on Linen
32 x 28 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
some.how

2016
Oil on Linen
32 x 28 inches

Exhibitions
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Liliane Tomasko

Liliane Tomasko will be in a two person show with Sean Scully at KUNSTWERK Sammlung Klein, Eberdi... Read More

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