530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Fred Tieken
Portal of Enigma
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Art Imitates Art   Art Imitates Art
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Fred Tieken

  • Eat Fresh   Eat Fresh
    Acrylic on Canvas Board
    31" x 42.5"
    Fred Tieken

  • Sheena was a Punk Rocker   Sheena was a Punk Rocker
    Acrylic on Canvas
    30" x 24"
    Fred Tieken

  • Animals Ride Free   Animals Ride Free
    Acrylic on Canvas
    30" x 24"
    Fred Tieken

  • Motel Bang   Motel Bang
    Acrylic on Canvas
    48" x 36"
    Fred Tieken

  • Warmonger   Warmonger
    Acrylic on Canvas
    24" x 20"
    Fred Tieken


Fred Tieken

FRED TIEKEN

Portal of Enigma
May 19 - June 9, 2015
Reception: Thursday May 21, 2015 6-8 PM

In Fred Tieken’s paintings, the energy of street art is transformed through the artist’s feel for color and composition and his socially aware sense of humor. After years as a musician and then a graphic artist, Tieken found his voice as a painter by adding the clarity of graphic art to the uninhibited energy of jazz and rock music. Citing artists like Baselitz, Schnabel and Basquiat as influences, Tieken combines their signature primal energy and sophisticated sensibility with his own precise style and wry wordplay, bringing his images firmly into their own territory.

Painting in acrylics on surfaces that range from canvas to cardboard to aluminum (often adding elements of collage), Tieken uses bold brushstrokes to create complex areas of movement that provide each image with a strong surface energy. His color palette contributes another level of intensity — bursts of red, yellow and green animate his compositions. The artist says that for him, painting is like baring his soul to the world, and that level of emotional commitment comes vividly across in his work.

 




Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984