Jackie Tileson

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Contest of Flowers
2012, Oil and m/m on linen, 72” x 60”

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Liminal Bloom
2011, oil and m/m on linen, 60” x 72”

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Honey Method
2011, oil and m/m on linen, 60” x 48”

About Jackie Tileson’s Work

I could fall into one of Jackie Tileson’s paintings and wander around for hours or days.  She creates a deep ethereal space filled with wonderful surprises of different types of imagery: explosions of paint, drips, amorphous shapes, graffiti, circles, loops, and fractal imagery — different vocabularies of expression skillfully combined in one large space.

I just discovered she’d had a show in Dallas this past summer.  An 8 hour round-trip and I could have seen her work in person!

Artist Statement (excerpt)

“I am interested in creating paintings that bring together a wide multiplicity of sources into a coherent – and sometimes discordant – whole, an attempt at a “unified field theory” of painting. My paintings feed off of the history of abstraction, physics, traditional eastern imagery, Chinese landscape motifs, digital imaging, and other sources. There is a constant flux between atmospheric and graphic, abstract and figurative, quiet and chaotic forces. A medley of sources is orchestrated to create or reconstruct a world within the painting in which a new kind of sense is made – one in which the beautiful, absurd, sacred, and mundane can coexist.”

See more of Jackie Tileson’s amazing paintings, and read her full statement and reviews at her website.

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  • I can muse leisurely through the layers and brushstrokes – enjoying as if it was a flower in an summer breeze. I did look up “Flamingo Mallets” though and realized they have nothing to do with flowers :) Good title just the same! Suits it.
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