Joe Tilson: One of Britain's most important living artists, a founding figure of British Pop Art and ground-breaking printmaker

Episode 6,   Jan 19, 2023, 02:00 PM

The sixth episode of Making a Mark explores the life and work of one of Britain’s most important living artists, Joe Tilson (b. 1928), and the continued centrality of printmaking to his practice.

As a lifelong dedicated and subversive printmaker, we meet Tilson in his London studio on the eve of his 94th birthday, to discuss the preoccupations, inspirations, philosophy, and methods, that have been the focus of his graphic works for over half a century.  From prints made in the 1960s by Tilson, then an exponent of British Pop Art, to new hand-coloured editions, inspired by cultural history, we explore how Tilson continues to defy and challenge the rule book of printmaking. 
Contributors include gallery founder and director Alan Cristea, who has worked with Tilson since 1969; interior designer, founder and creative director of Firmdale Hotels, Kit Kemp, who collects Tilson’s prints and art historian, writer and curator Marco Livingstone, who has authored a new biography about Tilson, launching in May 2023. 
Presented by writer and critic, Charlotte Mullins.

This podcast episode coincides with the exhibition Joe Tilson: Breaking the Rules at Cristea Roberts Gallery (28 April – 17 June 2023).

Making a Mark is a podcast by Cristea Roberts Gallery exploring the relationship between artists and printmaking.⁠

Artworks discussed in the episode can be viewed online via
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