Never-before-seen Fred Tieken works to be unveiled in Old Town Scottsdale
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Royse Contemporary presents ‘Retrospective of Fred Tieken,’ featuring a broad selection of his work throughout his artistic career, concluding with his final works never before exhibited.
Nicole Royse, curator at the Royse Contemporary, has chosen an assortment of his mixed media and digital works that showcase his expressionistic and painterly style that he brilliantly blended with his poignant commentary and humor.
As Mr. Tieken would say, “Painting is like baring my soul to the world,” Ms. Royse said in a prepared statement.
“His level of emotional commitment is beautifully and vividly demonstrated in his work. Illuminating his love of color and line and his diverse subject matter, Mr. Tieken emphasizes personal subjects and shares experiences with his viewers. His artwork offers wry social observations and smart symbolism, as well as a brief glimpse into his fascinating world, fueled by his passion for life, art, and music.”
During his career, Mr. Tieken worked between his two beautiful studios in the Town of Paradise Valley and Venice Beach, California.
Mr. Tieken’s work was featured in more than 60 juried exhibitions and one-person shows across the country. He also exhibited in several major art fairs including Aqua Art Miami, XContemporary, Spectrum Miami, LA Art Show and Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.
Mr. Tieken produced his final body of work featuring two digital art series: ‘ER a’nd ‘Brainstorm’ in 2018, which were showcased in Mr. Tieken’s final exhibition ‘Art, Music, Life, Repeat‘ in October 2019 at Royse Contemporary in Old Town Scottsdale.
After several daunting years filled with medical battles, Mr. Tieken passed away on April 18, 2022, and his beloved wife and partner, Gail Tieken, passed away on May 29, 2022.
The ‘Retrospective of Fred Tieken’ opens 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, as a reception celebrating the life and art of Mr. Tieken will unfold into the evening.
This special exhibition will be on display at Royse Contemporary through Feb. 27. Royse Contemporary is found part of the Scottsdale Arts District in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main St., Suite No. 6.