Marc Straus

Gallery

Liliane Tomasko

February 15 - March 31, 2019

Opening Reception
Fri February 15 2019, 6pm - 8pm

MARC STRAUS is proud to present our second solo exhibition with New York based Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko.

Tomasko’s studious observations of ignored moments in daily domestic life are transformed into grander existential inquiries. As in Kees Boeke’s seminal text, “Cosmic View: The Universe in Forty Jumps” and Ray and Charles Eames “Powers of Ten,” Tomasko shows how the greater universe can be reflected and examined by observation of the most common of objects. For Tomasko, this may be the crumpled sheets she sees in her family’s home.

For this exhibit we include her drawn studies of these folds. These are a critical first step in transforming the seen world into abstractions. The black lines of the drawings are transferred to canvases to become the scaffolding for jolts of color to be built up.

The color palette of each work conveys the feelings left after dreams, both in visions summoned during slumber and waking aspirations for the future. Rather than setting up any clear narratives, the works utilize the inherent open-endedness of abstraction. We are drawn to the imagery to which we bring our own projections and imagination as extensions of the narrative. In the end her bold and lyrical abstract paintings of wide, muscular brushstrokes and translucent layers create unexpected depth.

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 The Albertina, Vienna; 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 Museo MATE, Lima, Peru; Kunsthalle Krems; 21er Haus, Vienna; Lowe Art Museum, Miami; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, 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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Works In Exhibition
Liliane Tomasko 2019
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
76 x 70 in (193 x 177.8 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
a dream of: LEVITATION

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

Liliane Tomasko 2018
Acrylic and acrylic spray on linen
63 x 63 in (160 x 160 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
LEFT AND RIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liliane Tomasko 2018
Oil on linen
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
Ziffer

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

Liliane Tomasko 2018
Oil on linen
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
cifrar

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

Liliane Tomasko 2018
Oil on linen
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
Cypher

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

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

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

Liliane Tomasko 2018
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.88 x 4.75 in (14.9 x 12.1 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
40

2018
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.88 x 4.75 in (14.9 x 12.1 cm)

Liliane Tomasko 2018
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.81 x 4.75 in (14.8 x 12.1 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
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2018
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.81 x 4.75 in (14.8 x 12.1 cm)

Liliane Tomasko 2019
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.75 x 4.81 in (14.6 x 12.2 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
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2019
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.75 x 4.81 in (14.6 x 12.2 cm)

Liliane Tomasko 2019
Oil pastel on lined note paper
6 x 4.81 in (15.2 x 12.2 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
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2019
Oil pastel on lined note paper
6 x 4.81 in (15.2 x 12.2 cm)

Liliane Tomasko 2019
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.94 x 4.81 in (15.1 x 12.2 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
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2019
Oil pastel on lined note paper
5.94 x 4.81 in (15.1 x 12.2 cm)

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