To coincide with Bernard Jacobson Gallery's retrospective devoted to William Tillyer's Watercolours, 21 Publishing are releasing this 271 page hardcover book surveying the Tillyer's watercolour production. With 224 full colour illustrations and a text by New York Poet and art writer John Yau.
"However beautiful they are, and many of them are extremely beautiful, almost painfully so, Tillyer’s watercolours never lead us away from the real world in favour of an Edenic vision. Rather, they bring us back to the here and now, to water and dirt, the basis of our existence… The artist’s re-envisioning of the characteristic qualities of watercolour is a unique contribution to both contemporary art and the tradition of English watercolour, as exemplified by artists such as John Sell Cotman, Alexander Cozens, John Constable and J.M.W. Turner." John Yau, 2010