A new collection of works by Imants Tillers is currently on display at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington. Entitled The Tears of Things, the exhibition is the artist’s first Sydney-based solo show in three years. The tiled paintings are a collection of landscapes built in the Tiller’s signature style. Many are monolithic portraits of Australian panorama, some even extending to almost 10m in length. Images of the outback, desert motifs and drought stricken land are overlaid with poetic text and names of regional Australian suburbs.
Tillers lives and works in Cooma, Australia, a regional town located near the Snowy Mountains. With a respected career spanning over thirty years, his work has been widely displayed on an international scale at institutions including Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich and Bess Cutler Gallery, New York. He has received various awards for his art practice including Grand Prize at the 1993 Osaka Painting Triennial, First Prize at the 1999 Visy Board Art Prize, South Australia and a Prize for Excellence at the 2003 Beijing International Art Biennial. In 2005 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of New South Wales for his long and distinguished contribution to the field of arts.