Liliane Tomasko: we sleep where we fall. Paintings 2000-2020

Apr 2021

Liliane Tomasko "we sleep where we fall. Paintings 2000-2020"

For over twenty years, Liliane Tomasko has explored the themes of dreams, sleep and the unconscious within her artistic practice. This book follows the evolution of her painting.

Liliane Tomasko "we sleep where we fall. Paintings 2000-2020"

Beginning with her figurative work in oil on linen, in which she captures the material qualities of unkempt beds, stacks of piled up clothes, among other melancholic still lives and sombre interiors, it traces the gradual dissolution of the artist’s initial motif of the bed in disarray into her most recent abstract paintings, where interlacing lines and layers of paint are woven into visual structures: emotion made material. 

Liliane Tomasko "we sleep where we fall. Paintings 2000-2020"
Liliane Tomasko "we sleep where we fall. Paintings 2000-2020"

In dreams, elements of reality come together to make constellations that would otherwise be unimaginable. We create new connections between things, space and time. There is a sense of experimental freedom, dominated by the surreal and paradoxical, a relief from the logic and reason that shape the waking hours.

- Liliane Tomasko
Liliane Tomasko "we sleep where we fall. Paintings 2000-2020"

Published by Hatje Cantz with essays by Kelly Grovier, Raphy Sarkissian and Kirsten Voigt. Hardcover, English, 268 pages, 155 illustrations, 24 x 29 cm, EUR 48,-.

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