Tyler Toews | Printing Backwards
- Tyler Toews | 2016
- Printing Backwards
- Edition 1/35
- 16 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (Framed)
born in Vancouver, BC. lives and works in Vancouver.
The paintings of Tyler Toews feature bold compositions blocked out in bright colours often utilizing loosely representational elements. The work incorporates the aesthetics of street art, from areas of paint drips to the artist's signature scrawled in thick paint like a graffiti tag in the bottom corner of a canvas. In some works, abstract elements merge into faces sporting crudely painted jagged teeth and geometric facial features. In others, Towes covers much of the canvas in swaths of colour applied in sweeping brush strokes, creating a unique vocabulary that combines abstract expressionism and gestural painting styles.