Imants Tillers: Journey to Nowhere

Imants Tillers: Journey to Nowhere
Power Publications

With contributions from Elita Ansone, Graham Coulter-Smith, Mark Ledbury, Ian McLean and Imants Tillers himself, along with a comprehensive timeline of life events, this monograph follows the evolution of Tillers’ creative career spanning over four decades; ‘through his myriad sources and their personal and philosophical connections,’ says Ledbury.

Displacement, diaspora and an awareness of the complex weave of two cultures – Latvian and Australian – mark his works, from experiments with installation in the 1970s and his appropriation-based art in the 1980s to the complete system of canvasboard paintings that number 108,224 today. A selection of these works grace the pages of this publication illustrating the artist’s search for lost identity, the core question and key focus to his artmaking.