Vanitas + Viriditas

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Vanitas + Viriditas

Published on April 21, 2023

New York gallery Rehs Contemporary will present the newest body of work from ARC Associate Living Master, Josh Tiessen. Tiessen is an international award-winning artist based in Canada, best known for his hyper-surreal and uniquely shaped oil paintings. His pieces often delve into the interaction between the natural world and humanity, drawing on his studies in philosophy and theology. Continuing on that, Vanitas and Viriditas is an exploration of two divergent perspectives on wisdom and how we might flourish in a modern society filled with facts but mired in confusion. The solo exhibition will feature 23 meticulously crafted paintings and drawings, which required more than 5,000 hours of studio work over the course of three years.

The exhibition runs from April 28 - May 26, 2023 and is coinciding with the grand opening of Rehs Gallery's new space, the reception will take place on Friday, April 28th from 4-8 pm at Rehs Contemporary, 20 West 55th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

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