The internationally recognised abstract painter Liliane Tomasko is presenting a new exhibition of her work in the sublime settings of Château La Coste in France.
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.
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 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.
Tomasko’s work is found in public collections worldwide, including Bank Vontobel AG, Zurich, CH; Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan, LI; Hôtel des Arts, Centre Méditerranéen D’Art, Toulon, FR; IVAM-Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, ES; K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein- Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, CH; Lowe Art Museum, Miami, US; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, DE; and VMFA – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, US; among others.
Situated in the midst of Provence between the historical city of Aix-En-Provence and the Luberon National Park, Château La Coste is a vineyard where Wine, Art & Architecture live in harmony. Since it opened to the public in 2011, the domain allows you to discover 30 significant works of contemporary art installed permanently in the open air and three gallery spaces, offering a unique experience at the heart of its 500-acre, biodynamic vineyard. Artists and architects are invited to visit the domain and discover the beauty of Provence. In turn, they are encouraged to choose a place in the landscape that spoke directly to them and are given the freedom to create a work that would live there. Château La Coste will continue to evolve as new projects and installations are developed.
All photos courtesy Kerlin Gallery Dublin images © The Artist All rights reserved
Liliane Tomasko Dark goes Lightly 21 October – 18 December Open every day 12 – 5 pm