Tessar Lo

Jakarta, 1984

Tessar Sebastian Lo is always searching, driven by a desire to work freely beyond the boundaries of convention. As he reaches with an open heart toward that mysterious place where dream-reality and waking-reality merge, his vision is perpetually evolving.

Born in Indonesia and raised in Toronto, Tessar explores themes from his Asian heritage, motivated by the same quest to express nature’s primal force as were primitivists like Gauguin. Working in mixed media on canvas, he builds compound layers of deep, dusky colour and unusual textures, drawing the viewer inward and creating an almost sensual awareness of surface.

By stripping his work of artifice and surrendering to instinct, he aspires to turn seemingly mundane subjects – a corner of a backyard, a walk in the park, a childhood toy – into powerful sources of inspiration and potential. Around these familiar landmarks, he constructs unfolding mythologies that stir the reservoirs of childlike wonder that lie buried within us all.

Tessar Lo lives and works in Toronto.

 

Works

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pre-rem,

mixed media on paper
2014
21 x 16 cm
€ 1.250

noashima after onsen,

noashima after onsen,

mixed media on paper
2014
21 x 16 cm
€ 1.250

the moon as a tiger,

the moon as a tiger,

mixed media on paper
2014
22 x 22 cm
€ 1.350

kintamani shh,

kintamani shh,

mixed media on paper
2014
30 x 21 cm
€ 1.350

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creep,

mixed media on paper
2014
22 x 22 cm
€ 1.350

watermelon candy,

watermelon candy,

mixed media on paper
2014
27 x 21 cm
€ 1.350

race,

race,

mixed media on paper
2014
27 x 21 cm
€ 1.350

syncing feeling,

syncing feeling,

mixed media on paper
2014
30 x 25 cm
€ 1.350

blue boo,

blue boo,

mixed media on paper
2014
22 x 22 cm
€ 1.350

baby-sitting,

baby-sitting,

mixed media on paper
2014
26 x 25 cm
€ 1.350

evening's king,

evening’s king,

mixed media on paper
2014
30 x 21 cm
€ 1.350

the sun as a basketball,

the sun as a basketball,

mixed media on paper
2014
30 x 21 cm
€ 1.350

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red future,

mixed media on paper
2014
36 x 29 cm
€ 1.450

monochrome harvest,

monochrome harvest,

mixed media on paper
2014
32 x 26 cm
€ 1.350

found,

found,

mixed media on paper
2014
36 x 29 cm
€ 1.450

a pink moon's well wishes,

a pink moon’s well wishes,

mixed media on paper
2014
36 x 29 cm
€ 1.450

tunnel,

tunnel,

mixed media on paper
2014
57 x 39 cm
€ 1.450

burning,

burning,

mixed media on paper
2014
36 x 29 cm
€ 1.450

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cradle,

mixed media on paper
2014
50 x 40 cm
€ 2.200

constellation jam,

constellation jam,

mixed media on paper
2014
60 x 50 cm
€ 2.400

short story,

short story,

mixed media canvas
2014
50 x 40 cm
€ 2.200

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landscape: tropical,

mixed media on canvas
2014
70 x 50 cm
€ 2.400

time difference,

time difference,

mixed media on canvas
2014
65 x 50 cm
€ 2.400

bouquet boo,

bouquet boo,

mixed media on canvas
2014
65 x 50 cm
€ 2.400

mistakes,

mistakes,

mixed media on canvas
2014
65 x 50 cm
€ 2.400

how much for stars?,

how much for stars?,

mixed media on canvas
2014
65 x 50 cm
€ 2.400

red sky, hi bye,

red sky, hi bye,

mixed media on canvas
2014
65 x 50 cm
€ 2.400

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a break, seen through ruin, awakening, chance, time,

mixed media on canvas
2014
130 x 105 cm
€ 3.800

migrant worker,

migrant worker,

mixed media on canvas
2014
130 x 105 cm
€ 3.800

Dropped

Dropped

mixed media on paper
2012
21 x 15 cm
€ 1.350

Living eyes, ants,

Living eyes, ants,

mixed media on paper
2012
29 x 21 cm
€ 1.350

All praise and burn,

All praise and burn,

mixed media on paper
2012
79 x 55 cm
€ 1.850

Zero watching the upside-down forest,

Zero watching the upside-down forest,

mixed media on paper
2012
79 x 109 cm
€ 2.800

Record

Record

mixed media on paper
2012
79 x 109 cm
€ 2.800

Hang out + on,

Hang out + on,

mixed media on paper
2011
21 X 14 cm
€ 1.100

Vage beast, in passing,

Vage beast, in passing,

mixed media on paper
2011
14 x 21 cm
€ 1.100

Window with moon

Window with moon

mixed media on canvas
2011
61 x 46 cm
€ 2.200

Mask

Mask

mixed media on canvas
2011
61 x 46 cm
€ 2.200

In the dark we danced

In the dark we danced

mixed media on canvas
2011
92 x 112 cm
€ 3.800

all the things before the jazz

all the things before the jazz

mixed media on canvas
2011
99 x 102 cm
€ 3.800

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