Launch of New Monograph on William Tillyer by
American Poet and Critic John Yau published by Rizzoli
September 16 – October 30, 2021
William Tillyer: Mulgrave Tensile Works and Mulgrave Scrolls
Bernard Jacobson Gallery
28 Duke Street St. James’s, London, SW1 6AG, UK
Bernard Jacobson Gallery is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition of new works by British artist William Tillyer.
In the Mulgrave Tensile Works, Tillyer has produced probably the most radical paintings of his career. Stainless steel wires strung across a metal frame, and held in tension by turnbuckles support geometrically shaped areas of metal mesh woven through with paint reflecting the colours of the North Yorkshire landscape, in which the artist has lived for most of his life. While evoking the landscape, the arrangements of the mesh shapes owe much to the Suprematists and Constructivists of the early 20th Century, El Lissitzky and Malevich, Rodchenko and Gabo and even to Kandinsky.