This acrylic on canvas is Tyler Watson's ode to the humble potted plant, the monstera.
As with all of his works, "New Pop" artist Tyler Watson reimagines the most domestic and mundane of objects as if they were held in higher esteem. A commentary on the often overlooked importance of everyday life, Spanish Walls is piece that depicts his own house plant from his studio imbued with the colour pallet that was inspired by his time spent in Spain.
Tyler creates works themed around his personal view of Britain through a sense of nostalgia and recognition. His playful balancing of nostalgia and recognition is a key aspect of his painting's narrative as he takes his audience to a place they may already know, but provide them with an alternate point of view.
Inspired by Philip Guston, a painter from the New York School (which included Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning), Tyler began reflecting more deeply on the details of his everyday surroundings. The mundane became a symbol of daily ritual. A symbol he then was drawn to incorporate in his artwork as a glimpse of his everyday life as an artist.
Fine Art (BA Hons), Middlesex University, 2018.
Fine Art (MA), The University of Hertfordshire, St. Albans, 2019-2021.
Group Exhibitions: Whatever You Say, Islington Arts Factory, London 2017. The State of Art, The Nunnery (Bow Arts), London 2017. Free Range, The Truman Brewery, London 2018. Recent Graduates Collection, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London 2018, HYPER COLOUR POP CULTURE, Alon Zakaim Gallery, London 2019. Velvet Ropes, The House of Vans, London 2019.