William Tillyer | À Rebours

15th February - 24th March

PREVIEW 14th February  6 - 8pm

Detail of: William Tillyer, "gazing at the tortoise where it lay huddled in a corner of the dinning room; glittering brightly in the half light", 1974/2018, Coloured relief and intaglio printing on Arches paper, Edition of 25, (Paper size) 65.5 x 48.5 cms (25 3/4 x 19 ins)

Bernard Jacobson Gallery is delighted to announce À Rebours, an exhibition of the portfolio of 52 prints by William Tillyer inspired by Joris-Karl Huysmans' seminal 19th-century novel. The folio will also be accompanied by the publication this February of a new translation of À Rebours by acclaimed author and translator, Theo Cuffe, illustrated throughout by the artist.

À Rebours (Against Nature) has been an enduring source of inspiration and fascination for Tillyer from his earliest practice as an artist, representing the dynamic polarity of the natural versus the contrived - and good versus evil. The tension between these opposing sides is seen repeatedly in Tillyer’s work and perhaps particularly evident in the use of metal grids in his landscape paintings.

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Celia Bailey
bailey_celia@hotmail.com |  + 44 (0) 7930 442 411

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