Portrait of a Bed.

Portrait of a bed pt. 15
Tilman (the outdoor pink bed)

In reference to a pink shape he saw on the side of a building in New York which later influenced an art work of his, Tilman says, “somehow it caught my eye and I was fascinated by its awkward shape and color, and also its locational relationship.”

It wasn’t merely the pink shape that mattered, but also the place where it was situated and what surrounded it.

Tilman has stated that his art has completely moved into the three-dimensional realm, and that his use of and response to architecture requires finding a balance between various environments and the objects that he makes and situates in these environments.

Inspired by everyday objects and structures, his goal is to present and represent light using color and form, which is mediated through the objects he makes, the structures in which the objects are located, and the overall integrated installation.

Much of what Tilman attempts in his recent work is the use objects and color to create situations that feel natural and original, yet are structured and heightened places in which the viewer experiences form and light; one might call these immanent locations.


all text taken from here..


Portrait of a bed pt. 15
Tilman (the pink bed)

see all the portrait of a bed series here..