The TIEKEN Zone – No Rules Apply!

Royse Contemporary is excited to announce the solo exhibition of artist Fred Tieken entitled The TIEKEN Zone – No Rules Apply! This exhibition will feature a comprehensive selection of his latest paintings that showcase the artist’s eye for composition, diverse subject matter and poignant commentary, states curator Nicole Royse. Fresh off his exhibition at LA Art Show with bG Gallery, this marks Tieken’s first exhibition in Arizona in over a year. Tieken recently opened Tieken Gallery LA, a vibrant, contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, CA this past fall.

Tieken’s artwork is expressionistic and painterly in style, highlighting personal subjects and experiences through irony and wit. The artist’s love of color, bold lines, and mixed media are seamlessly blended with his wry social observations and smart symbolism. Tieken’s art allows the viewer a brief glimpse into his colorful and dazzling world where one senses a pure excitement and passion for life, art, and music. “Painting is like baring my soul to the world,” states Tieken whose level of emotional commitment is beautifully and vividly demonstrated in his work.

Working from his two studios in Venice Beach, California and Paradise Valley, Arizona, Tieken’s work has been featured in more than 60 juried exhibitions and one-person shows from coast-to-coast. He also has shown in major art fairs including Aqua Art Miami, XContemporary, Spectrum Miami, LA Art Show and Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.

The opening reception will take place Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00-10:00pm coinciding with the weekly Thursday night Scottsdale ArtWalk in Old Town Scottsdale. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the artist, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The closing reception will take place February 22, 2018 from 5-10pm. The TIEKEN Zone – No Rules Apply! will be on view through Monday, February 26, 2018.

Royse Contemporary is located in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (located on the south side of Main Street just west of Marshall Way). Royse Contemporary is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:30-1:30pm, Wednesday 9:00-12pm, Thursday 5:00-10:00pm, Saturday 11:00pm-4:00pm, Sunday (Available by appointment only). For more information about Royse Contemporary or for mentioned artists please visit roysecontemporary.com. Direct all media inquiries to owner, Nicole Royse [email protected] or (602) 810-3449.

Fred Tieken – “Speaking in Superlatives”