Tina Gillen: Faraway So Close (Bilingual edition)



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Concerned primarily with the medium of painting, the work of Tina Gillen examines how we relate to the world around us, namely through the themes of landscape and dwelling. Her paintings often originate in photographic images that she modifies, simplifies, pictorially “translates,” and pairs with other elements to arrive at compositions that purposefully nurture a certain ambiguity, somewhere between abstraction and figuration, construction and improvisation, the surface of the canvas and the translation of a space. This book is being published in conjunction with her exhibition Faraway So Close, presented at the Luxembourg Pavilion as part of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Richly illustrated, the catalogue also includes three essays addressing various aspects of Tina Gillen’s work-the relationship between painting and space, the ties between painting and photography, and the meaning of landscape today-as well as an extensive interview with the artist.

Additional information

Weight 1020 g
Dimensions 20 x 27 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 18 June 2024
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Christophe Gallois, Text by Jean-Philippe Antoine, Marielle Macé, and Eva Wittocx
Dimensions 20 x 27 cm
Weight 1020 g


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TINA GILLEN (*1972, Luxembourg) works at the intersection between figuration and abstraction. She has had solo exhibitions at Bozar, Brussels (2015); Mudam Luxembourg (2012) and M-Museum, Leuven (2010). Gillen teaches painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, she lives and works in Brussels.