The art world mourns the loss of American abstractionist Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away on 27 December 2015 at the age of 92.
Robert Zakanitch – a key exponent of the 1970s Pattern and Decoration movement – arrived at Tyler Graphics in 1979 with little printmaking experience. Despite this, by 1981 he had produced six editions and two large series of unique paper pulp works featuring floral motifs and curvilinear forms in vibrant colours.
Of all the works in Robert Motherwell’s oeuvre, no series is so consistent in its exploration of a singular motif, so instantly recognisable, so deep in the artist’s character, as the Elegies. Constructed of ovoid forms balanced between vertical rectangles, a ‘massing of black against white’, the elegy motif first emerged in 1948 in an ink drawing illuminating a poem by Harold Rosenberg, the ‘brutality and aggression’ of which Motherwell hoped to give visual expression. The abstract forms resonated with […]
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, exhibitions, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, poetry, printmaking, prints, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
This week we’ve been busy installing Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon, which opens on Saturday. It has been wonderful to see the show come together – from wall colours to framing to lighting – after months of preparation. Thank you to everyone who has made the exhibition possible, it really is a team effort. In the coming months we will look more in-depth at the artist and the works on display, so keep an eye out. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Exhibitions • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Collage, etching, exhibitions, Installation, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, printmaking, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
Following our recent look at Anthony Caro’s paper sculptures produced at Tyler Graphics we wanted to discuss the importance of papermaking in Tyler’s workshops and the innovative ways in which handmade papers were used. As this story spans almost four decades we’ve just touched on a few things here and hope to explore it further in the new year with a dedicated ‘paper page’ on our website. Upon opening his own workshop in 1965, Tyler began a long and involved […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Uncategorized • Tags: France, Gemini GEL, paper pulp, papermaking, Richard de Bas paper mill, Robert Rauschenberg, Tyler Graphics Ltd
It is with regret that we report the death of Anthony Caro, who passed away on October 23 at the age of 89. Caro was one of the great modernist sculptors; an artist whose explorations of space, form and materials continued throughout his distinguished career. Caro was best known for his abstract sculptures in steel and other metals. Duccio variations no.7 – a generous donation to the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia by Ken and Marabeth Tyler […]
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Anthony Caro, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery London, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, printmaking, prints, sculptor, sculpture, Tyler Graphics Ltd
Ellsworth Kelly Colored paper images II, V and X 1976, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is currently showing Ellsworth Kelly’s Colored paper images, created with Kenneth Tyler at the Tyler Graphics workshop in Bedford Village in 1976. We thought this was an excellent reason to take a look at the series ourselves and to bring you some images from the candid photography collection. You can find out more about the National Gallery of […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Colored paper images, Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, papermaking, prints, Tyler Collection