The Revisionist Wire Works – William Tillyer
Paintings by William Tillyer on W.S. Tyler Architectural Mesh DOGLA-TRIO 1011
The use of wire meshes and grid systems has played an integral part in my method of working over the last 30 years.
‘The Revisionist Wire Works’ are a continuation of an exploration and interest in form. In these paintings form is alluded to in the central geometric motif, and rendered in ‘trompe l’oeil’.
The form is opposed and surrounded by random chaos. Here the paint is applied directly to the mesh and allowed to be itself, rather than be a surrogate for further figuration.
This ‘opposition’ has a long history in my work. Put simply, it is the ‘man made’; particularly architecture and other man-made artifacts, opposing the; so-called, Natural World, that has motivated much of the visual dialogue here.
All the work will be exhibited at the Bernard Jacobsen Gallery in London later in 2006′.
– William Tillyer