Tiril at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan, Venice

The British-born American artist will exhibit her most recent paintings from 1-20 February 2016 in Venice.

Exhibiting at Palazzo Loredan in Campo Santo Stefano, right in the heart of Venice, Tiril’s pulsating abstract acrylics will immediately capture the visitor’s attention that may have been otherwise only focused on one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The abstract paintings by the British-born painter, now living in United States, are full of strong primary colours and softened by a varied yet chromatically-decisive palette. Each work is strongly charged with pathos, which has been emotionally intuited through Tiril’s fertile inspiration of an ‘enlightened’ moment and this is bestowed on each sign, colour and gesture, allowing the viewer to perceive the work’s transcendental nature.

As stated by the art critic Giampaolo Trotta “Upon observing Tiril’s paintings or works on paper or board one immediately thinks of some of the major European artistic movements or trends of the second half of the twentieth century, (despite the fact that the artist has lived for many years in the United States) such as Art Informel, Abstract Expressionism, but above all, Lyrical Abstraction. The latter was defined as such […] to distinguish the emotional expressions and gestures of the European Informel from American action painting and in particular, from Pollock, and also as an alternative to the dense matter painting. Tiril identifies with this European Informel and is a far cry both emotionally and sentimentally from the colder geometry of the early twentieth century historic Abstraction”.

More than twenty of Tiril’s most recent works will be on display from 1-20 February 2016 at Palazzo Loredan, the historic premises of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (The Venetian Institute of the Sciences, Humanities and Arts) since 1891. Situated just across from the world-famous Accademia Gallery and extending into Campo Santo Stefano, Palazzo Loredan is located in the main cultural centre in Venice where other museums such as Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Fortuny, Teatro La Fenice and Ca’ Rezzonico, can also be found.

Palazzo Loredan can easily be reached on foot (15-20 minutes) from St Mark’s Square, the Rialto bridge, the train station and Piazzale Roma.

1 - 20 February 2016    10am - 6pm
open every day (except Sundays)
Free entrance
Palazzo Loredan
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Campo S. Stefano 2945 - Venice