Fred Tomaselli

Ian Berry and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

It’s amazing how much place influences art. Fred Tomaselli grew up in the psychedelic era of West Coast America fused with hippy daydreams and drug use. It seems a bit cliché now, but really that time and place had a profound effect on one of America’s most vivacious artists.

This beautiful hardbound collection surveys Tomaselli’s work in detail from every major painting of the past three decades, exploring the explosion of colour, patterns and collage. His creations are rich in cultural references and demand your attention, but what makes this book practical for anyone working in the arts or just with an interest are the detailed interviews and analysis throughout. This is more than a book; it’s a compendium that traces Tomaselli’s work from his very early career working with installation and sculpture, to his more recent abstract paintings.

At just over 280 pages, this book offers a vast cultural exploration and with commentary from Ian Berry and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, it’s an invaluable resource.

Shirley Stevenson