Terrence Higgins Trust, The Timed Auction 202118 FEB 2021 7:00 PM - 11 MAR 2021 7:00 PM
15. Tyler Watson
Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
59 x 42 x 2.5 cm.
Painted in 2020
£350 - 500View shipping estimates
"This painting was created as a response to the packed beaches of England during the 1st Lockdown of 2020, but I didn’t want to approach the concept as entirely negative. Instead I wanted to give a visual representation of the nostalgia we feel towards these places through the subtle charms they hold. The forms of beach huts help to remind us of the places we miss, and the places we can look forward to seeing once again.
This painting was created over the space of a few months in early summer 2020, the colour of the painting was reimagined and reapplied most days throughout this process as I aimed for the work to not ‘say too much’ but be a subtle hint at the simple beauty of these places we all know so well.
The painting was made in my ‘home studio’. In my practice I reimagine the most domestic and mundane of objects as if they were held in higher esteem. This has become a commentary on the often overlooked importance of everyday life. The somewhat disjointed nature between the paint, the image and myself, becomes apparent as I tend to subtract my own emotion from the painting, leaving the image 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 symbol I was then drawn to incorporate in my artwork as a glimpse of his everyday life as an artist.
Education: BA, Fine Art, Middlesex University, 2018. MA, Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire, 2021.
Exhibitions: 36th Annual Open, Southwark Park Galleries, Online. (Group show), 2020. Outsiders, Candid Arts, London. (Group Show), 2020. Blessing in Disguise, Saint Maison Gallery, Online. (Group Show), 2020. Christmas Art Fair, TSOTARTS x CuratorSpace, Online. (Group show), 2020. The Christmas Auction, Menier Gallery, London. (Group show), 2019. GIFC Velvet Ropes, The House of Vans, London. (Group Show), 2019. AucArt Lab Residency Exhibition, Aucart Lab, London. (Group show), 2019. HYPER COLOUR POP CULTURE, Alon Zakaim Gallery, London. (Group Show), 2019. Recent Graduates Collection, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London. (Group show), 2018. Free Range, The Truman Brewery, London. (Group show), 2018. ODS, Middlesex University, London. (Group show), 2018. The State of Art, The Nunnery Gallery, London. (Group show), 2017. Whatever You Say, Islington Arts Factory, London. (Group Show), 2017.
This lot is kindly donated by Tyler Watson @tylerwatson.art