NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist Lucien Tilly in Enigmatic Realms. The exhibition opens on September 16 and run until October 7, with an opening reception on September 18 to which all art lovers are invited.

About the Artist

Lucien Tilly’s mesmerizing paintings form scenes that range from abstract views of icy crystals to naively rendered hills and pastures, always portrayed through brightly colored dots of paint. For each piece, Tilly hand-mixes his pigments, creating the perfect combination of colors that, when used side by side, create both depth and flatness. He uses a wooden stick to apply each dot of color, never tiring of the process, and enjoying the sense of losing himself to the rhythm of the action. He finds it both calming and invigorating, and this feeling affects and infuses the resulting works.

Tilly’s technique and his paintings more generally are inspired by the traditions of Australia’s Aboriginal artists, which have had a dramatic impact on the artist. In addition, he looks to his own surroundings, and his memories of travel to Australia, searching for ways to connect his experiences to history. This mode of creation allows him to reflect on tradition, culture, and visual language, and to highlight the communal aspects of art-making in his pieces.

Featured Artists:

Lisa Froment  |  Ole Gahms Henriksen  |  Shakespeare Guirand  |  Susumu Hasegawa  |  Virginia Knapp  |  Alan McKee  |  Daniel S. Solloway  |  Lucien Tilly  |  Dave Toporowski  |  Martin VARHO

About the Exhibition

The exhibition Enigmatic Realms features work ranging from the highly abstracted to the other-wordly figurative. From splatter paintings to digital works, these mixed-media creations invite the viewer to question their preconceptions by engaging with highly thoughtful and insightful art.  The artists on display bring their unique backgrounds and life experiences to create a one-of-a-kind collection in which each piece works as an integral part of the whole and as a powerful experience of its own.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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