Royse Contemporary will present, Feb. 2-27, the “Retrospective of Fred Tieken,” featuring a broad selection of his work throughout his artistic career, concluding with his final works never before exhibited.
Royse has chosen an iconic assortment of Tieken’s mixed media and digital works that showcase his expressionistic and painterly style that he blended with his poignant commentary and humor, according to a press release, adding “his level of emotional commitment is beautifully and vividly demonstrated in his work.”
The “Retrospective of Fred Tieken” will open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, with a reception celebrating the life and art of Tieken. The exhibition will be on display at Royse Contemporary through Feb. 27. Located in the Scottsdale Arts District of the Marshall Square complex, Royse Contemporary is at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale.
“Illuminating his love of color and line and his diverse subject matter, 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," the release said.
During his career he worked between his studios in Paradise Valley and Venice Beach, California. Tieken’s work was featured in more than 60 juried exhibitions and one-person shows from coast-to-coast. He also exhibited in several major art fairs. His final body of work, featuring two digital art series: “ER” and “Brainstorm” in 2018, was showcased in Tieken’s final exhibition “Art, Music, Life, Repeat” in October 2019 at Royse Contemporary.
After years filled with medical battles, Tieken died on April 18, 2022, the release stated, adding his wife Gail passed away on May 29, 2022. Royse Contemporary built a long-term, personal and professional relationship with the late couple whose importance to the art community in Arizona and California was felt through his artwork and their philanthropy.
“They were an incredible couple whose commitment to the arts and building a stronger art community here in Arizona was very important to them, and it has been an honor to work with them on numerous projects over these last 12 years,” stated curator, Nicole Royse.
Royse Contemporary is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; 6-9 p.m. on Thursday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday; and/or by appointment.
For more information, visit roysecontemporary.com.