William Tillyer: The Golden Striker – Esk Paintings

A special exhibition of new paintings staged in celebration of William Tillyer’s 80th birthday.

The Golden Striker of the exhibition title is an extraordinary, 9m long painting, creating an immersive, panoramic experience of light and saturated colour across the entire back wall of the main gallery space. Complex, sophisticated and heroic, this sublime work exists on many levels but is first a homage to the colour gold and the elemental role it plays in paintings of importance to Tillyer.

While inspired by nature and often described as a landscape artist, Tillyer is also fascinated by the conceptual artifice of painting. The Golden Striker is an expression of both this and the beating, performative aspect of painting made manifest in a title which also references the virtuoso percussion at the heart of a work by the John Lewis Jazz quartet.

The exhibition will include two other works from this group of Tapestry paintings, a still life and an Esk Bridge landscape, accompanied by a group of smaller paintings.


Duration 26 September 2018 - 24 November 2018
Times Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday 11am to 2pm
Cost Free
Venue Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Address 28 Duke Street St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AG
Contact 0207 734 3431 / mail@jacobsongallery.com / www.jacobsongallery.com

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