Imants Tillers

Paradiso

Paradiso by Imants Tillers

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Imants Tillers' paintings seek to renegotiate Australia's physical and cultural isolation from the rest of the world. For many years, Tiller's has made paintings based on reproductions of other artist's works. In this, he shows the main method by which we see art from other places - in magazines and books. Tillers' displacement of those images parallels the dislocation suffered by his parents as they left Latvia as refugees from World War II. "Paradiso" - Italian for paradise - is also an anagram of "diaspora" - the dispersal of people. "Paradiso" is one of three major works on this theme. It incorporates images of works by Colin McCahon, Joseph Beuys, George Maciunas, Shane Cotton, Julian Dashper, Gordon Walters and Georg Baselitz.

Title
Paradiso
Artist/creator
Production date
1994
Medium
oilstick, gouache, and synthetic polymer paint on canvas boards
Dimensions
3000 x 9120 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1996
Accession no
C1996/1/2.1-299
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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