Russell Tyler‘s paintings are frenzied, Philip Guston like, the work a chaotic mix of pop art, neo-expressionism and cartoons. Originally a graffiti artist and break dancer Tyler brings his street sensibilities to the canvas. A riot of colours, raw, energetic, full of humour and energetic. There doesn’t seem to be any sense of ‘painterly’ aesthetic – his marks are literally gloops of paint and simple geometric shapes – rather its all joyful abandonment and all the better for it.
I always enjoy coming across work that throws out the rules, the concept, the intellectual and instead sings for and about itself.
Russell Tyler has a solo show at the Fouladi Projects, 1803 Market Street @ Guerrero, San Francisco from 9th November – 15th December
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