Malboro Blue

Tyler Watson

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“A fixation with advertising started with my love for ‘Americana’ many years ago, from oil cans to muscle car advertisements, this then sent me down the path of POP. The first truly inclusive movement in art, inclusive in the sense it did not close out the modern world, it embraced it. Everything’s made from plastic, let’s present plastic, everything is becoming superficial, let’s be superficial. This idea has allowed me to not turn my ideas away. If I feel inspired by something, I don’t need to worry about its connotations, I just embrace it and give it my own reason to exist.”

DIMENSIONS | 22 x 30 cm
MEDIUM | Acrylic & Charcoal on Watercolour Paper
AUTHENTICITY | Signed certificate of authenticity

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Tyler Watson is a British post pop figurative artist with a degree in Fine Art from Middlesex University and MA in Fine Art from The University of Hertfordshire. Influenced by British and American 1960s Pop art movement, Tyler’s distinctive paintings have attracted the attention of the iconic department store Liberty London where they are featured and collaborations with well-known brands such as Paul Smith.

Taking inspiration from the everyday life, Tyler reimagines the most domestic and mundane of objects to draw attention to them and allow us to rediscover these objects in a new light. By consciously removing his own emotions from his work and using bright colours to catch the attention of the viewer, Tyler leaves the subject matter to speak its own truth.

“In recent years, I have begun to reflect more deeply on the details of my everyday surroundings. The mundane became a symbol of daily ritual, a glimpse of my daily life as an artist.”

Challenging traditional views on what is considered as subject matter, Tyler’s work is a direct response to rediscovering his own environment and the elements within it. In doing so, Tyler’s practice encourages us to pay more attention to what lies in front of us reflecting on the importance of everyday life and our tendency to overlook the mundane.

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Education | MA Fine Art, The University of Hertfordshire; BA Fine Art, Middlesex University

Solo Exhibitions | Paul Smith Notting Hill Showroom Install (London), 2021

Group Exhibitions | Whatever You Say, Islington Arts Factory (London), 2017; The State of Art, The Nunnery Gallery (London), 2017; Free Range, The Truman Brewery (London), 2018; HYPER COLOUR POP CULTURE, Alon Zakaim Gallery (London), 2019; AucArt Lab Residency Exhibition, Aucart Lab (London), 2019; GIFC Velvet Ropes, The House of Vans (London), 2019; Outsiders, Candid Arts (London), 2020; Blessing in Disguise, Saint Maison Gallery, Online, 2020; 36th Annual Open, Southwark Park Galleries (Online), 2020; Terrance Higgins Trust Charity Auction, 2021; The Auction Collective (Online), 2021; Liberty London Salon, Liberty London, 2021; In a New Light, Art City Works (Online), 2021; The Secret Postcard Auction, Bonhams (London),2021; New Blood, Broadway Gallery (Letchworth Garden City) 2021

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