Multi-Faceted Abstractions: Jackie Tileston

17 Apr

I love work that speaks to me on several levels.  ( Yes, I can hear the artwork talking to me! )  The work of Philadelphia artist Jackie Tileston seems to communicate to us from several worlds at once.

No Matter Where ( Not Pictured Here ), oil and mixed media on linen, 72x60

Atmospheric foundations hint at other-worldly landscapes filled with mystery, while pops of graphic color and pattern create a layer of modern visual language.

Untitled ( Green ), oil and mixed media on linen, 48x60

Linear color leads the eye to dance across each composition against backgrounds of painterly texture.  Tileston’s surfaces fairly crackle with excitement and visual energy.

The Transcendent Who Superintends Reality, oil and mixed media on linen, 60x72

Phenomorama, oil and mixed media on linen, 72x60

To see more of Jackie Tileston’s work, please visit her website.

Featured image is Auspicious Circling of Mad Utopias, oil and mixed media on linen, 72×60.  All images are via the artist’s website.

13 Responses to “Multi-Faceted Abstractions: Jackie Tileston”

  1. ephemeralgecko April 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    another new fav artist to look out for! Stunning images, thanks so for sharing 😀

    • Lesley April 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Aren’t they gorgeous? It was so hard to decide which ones to feature.

  2. matateishi April 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    The contrast of the amorphous backgrounds and the harsh, neon lines of the foreground is incredible, creates a great tension in the painting.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Lesley April 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed them! 😉

  3. ilferocissimocarlino April 18, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    This is really the kind of work that i love, magnificent and profound, a music with a lot of noise too in the background really seems to flow out of the paint

    • Lesley April 18, 2012 at 7:04 am #

      Love that description! Glad you enjoyed Jackie’s work!

  4. bravelycreative April 20, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    I love the artists you feature and always look forward to getting your e-newsletter. These are fabulous. Keep them coming!

    • Lesley April 20, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      Thanks so much for the kind words! Happy Friday!

  5. olivier1992art April 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    First of all, I really love your blog and how you encourage people to take a look at art that might not seem so familiar at first sight. Thereby you encouraged me discovering this whole new aspect of art which I wasn’t acquainted with at all.

    I study art-history myself and this really got me going for this new experience.

    To be quite honest, at first sight it made remind the ‘oeuvre’ of KANDINSDKY. The musical aspect, the colors.. The dreamy aspect. It’s like ‘THE CONTEMPORARY KANDINSKY’.

    Anyway I’m really glad I discovered this blog, and I’ll be following this day by day.
    Excuse me if my english isn’t that perfect.

    Greatings from Belgium


    • olivier1992art April 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      Just to add one more thing about the works; I really love how they combine the blurry almost transparent background with the sharp lined, bright colored (in contradiction with the darker, more misty colors in the back) into one harmonious entity.

    • Lesley April 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      Hello to you in Belgium!
      I really love your take on Jackie Tileston’s work. I love seeing the influence of art history on today’s artists. Everything is new again, eh? I’m so glad you found the blog and are enjoying the work!


  6. olivier1992art April 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on whatsaboutart and commented:
    Really enjoyed this blog. Very interesting contemporary art!. Wasn’t familiar with this kind of art at all! (Really loved; Jackie Tileston)

    • Lesley April 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

      Thanks so much for reblogging!

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