Fred Tomaselli

MAY 10, 2011 #2
2012
gouache and archival inkjet print on watercolor paper
10 3/4 x 12 inches

Starting in 2005, Tomaselli has developed a new body of works on paper that transform the front page of The New York Times with gouache and collage. The surreal compositions are ruminations on the absurdity of news cycles and provide him a space to respond to a variety of issues – from regional anecdotes to global crises. As Tomaselli has stated, “I think that maybe the Times collages are quietly political, in that I can riff on anything I want, while the horrors of the world become the background buzz. Maybe I’m saying that the world may be going to hell, but I still keep painting.”

[text via James Cohan Gallery]

Fred Tomaselli has had numerous solo exhibitions at venues such as Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; University of Michigan Museum of Art; Aspen Art Museum (toured to Tang and Brooklyn Museums); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (toured to four venues in Europe and the US); Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; and Whitney Museum, New York. Tomaselli’s work can be found in the public collections of institutions such as MoMA, New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; and MoCA, Los Angeles.

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courtesy of the artist and james cohan gallery, new york and shanghai
gallery website: www.jamescohan.com