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Russell Tyler
GPLS, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 76 in/152 x 193 cm

Russell Tyler
BLIM, 2017
Oil on canvas
54 x 48 in/137 x 122 cm

Russell Tyler
PGRP, 2017
Oil on canvas
54 x 48 in/137 x 122 cm

Russell Tyler
CPWYP, 2017
Oil on canvas
50 x 46 in/127 x 117 cm

Russell Tyler
BPYL, 2017
Oil on canvas
54 x 48 in/137 x 122 cm

Russell Tyler
GPBOW, 2016
Oil on canvas
48 x 48 in/122 x 122 cm

Russell Tyler
LBP, 2016
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 in/61 x 46 cm

Russell Tyler
Installation of Strange Variants, 2017
Denny Gallery, New York, NY

Russell Tyler
Installation of Strange Variants, 2017
Denny Gallery, New York, NY

Russell Tyler
RX5, 2016
Oil on canvas
60 x 54 in/152 x 137 cm

Russell Tyler
3BF, 2015
Acrylic, enamel and oil on canvas
72 x 60 in/ 183 x 152 cm

Russell Tyler
B3G, 2017
Oil on canvas
50 x 46 in/127 x 117 cm

Russell Tyler
Y52, 2015
Oil on canvas
18 x 18 in/46 x 46 cm

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Russell Tyler

Born 1981 in Summertown, Tennessee. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Russell Tyler’s recent work methodically explores distinct formal variations in his paintings, from gestural abstractions to spacey landscapes to dense floral compositions. He has been developing these styles alongside of the geometric abstractions he was originally known for. Tyler’s sensuous, expressive painting style belies the fact that his work is highly structured and unfolds with deliberate shifts in color and form. While Tyler’s work shows the influence of iconic abstract artists of the twentieth century such as Josef Albers and Philip Guston, his work is also unmistakably of its time, formed in an age when daily visual experience takes place in digital space and painting has to assert its immediacy.

Russell Tyler received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and his B.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal. He has had solo exhibitions at Denny Gallery in New York City, Galerie Bernard Ceysson in France, Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, Ribordy Contemporary in Switzerland, DCKT Contemporary in New York City, Freight + Volume in New York City, Alon Segev Gallery in Tel Aviv, Gordon Gallery 2 in Tel Aviv, and EbersMoore Gallery in Chicago. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Torrance Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Anonymous Gallery, Retrospective Gallery, The Fireplace Project, Ana Cristea Gallery, Thierry Goldberg Gallery,  ACME (Los Angeles), among others. His work has been reviewed or featured in Artforum, Hyperallergic, Modern Painters, T The New York Times Style Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and Le Monde.

View a pdf of Tyler’s Strange Variants exhibition catalog from 2017.

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