SydneyImants Tillers: The Path Itself
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents new works by Imants Tillers in ‘The Path Itself’, which coincides with the gallery’s presentation at Sydney Contemporary 2019. ‘The Path Itself’ is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Sydney following his major retrospective ‘Journey in Nowhere’ at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga in 2018.
Tillers is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary painters whose practice spans four decades. Since 1981 Tillers has used his signature canvas boards to explore themes relevant to contemporary culture, from the centre/p>
Tillers represented Australia at the São Paulo Art Biennial (1975), Documenta 7 (1982) and the 42nd Venice Biennale (1986). Tillers has held solo shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London (1988), National Art Gallery in Wellington (1989), and National Gallery of Australia in Canberra (2006). Tillers’ international reputation was consolidated through participation in group exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Osaka Painting Triennial (1990), Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Tillers regularly takes part in the Sydney Art Biennials (1979, 1986, 1988, 2006) and is the recipient of multiple notable awards – Osaka Triennial Prizes (Gold in 1993, Bronze in 1996, Silver in 2001), Beijing International Art Biennale (2003), and the top Australian art award for landscape painting, the Wynne Prize (2012, 2013).
Imants Tillers, 'Amygdala Hijack', 2019, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 64 canvasboards, nos. 108378 - 108441, 204 x 285 cm