Lives and works in Cleveland, OH
Randall Tiedman’s work hails from his interest in psychogeography, which is the practice in which people seek to find out more about the environment they live in base on mental maps we carry with us in our subconscious. His large-scale paintings, which he refers to as “inscapes” rely on a painterly approach that is based more on the mind’s eye, rather that what we see or experience directly in the landscape. Tiedman begins each work with no preconceived notion as to what the resulting imagery will be, but instead depends on a process of building memory-based imagery through a process that albeit spontaneous, depends upon a traditional approach to painting. The resulting images are nothing short of extraordinary.
On view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
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