Fred Tomaselli: Monsters of Paradise

Fred Tomaselli: Monsters of Paradise
Library Shelf Location 18.TOMA
Publication Date 2004
Description Unorthodox materials such as over-the-counter remedies, medicinal herbs, prescription pills, and psychoactive plants, are just some of the materials that make up artist Fred Tomaselli's collaged paintings. Others include cut-out photographs of flowers, insects, and leaves from field guides and seed catalogues that jostle for attention with their carefully-pressed and preserved real-life counterparts. Whole figures crafted from magazine cut-outs of animals and body parts--nightmarish, Archimboldo-esque hybrids--present Tomaselli's intensely personal vision of the universe. Monsters of Paradise, while moving between the artist's abstractions and figurations, presents 32 visually exuberant works reproduced in glorious color, and provides a comprehensive view of Tomaselli's work from 1995 to today. Introduction by Fiona Bradley. Essays by John Yau, Fred Tomaselli and Jonathan Lethem.
ISBN 0947912835
Quantity 1
Pages 95
Format Hardcover
Publisher Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Categories Collage/Mixed Media, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Related Gallery White Cube, London
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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