Over the Influence is pleased to present Russell Tyler’s debut exhibition with the Los Angeles gallery.
In this new series, the artist explores how process, texture, and color can be combined to create pieces that are at once meditative studies of color while simultaneously filled with movement. Slow Motion will be on view from 9 January to 6 February 2022.
Working within the canon of Modernism, Tyler’s process of painting has enabled him to create pieces that speak as much to the natural world as the manmade one. Each canvas features planes of colors, reminiscent of zoomed in pixelated cityscapes or film stills that have been chopped, cropped, and repeated. The rugged surface and texture of the pieces is intention, created by the artist by airbrushing acrylic paint onto the raw canvas.
Russell Tyler received his MFA from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn) and his BFA from Concordia University (Montreal). Previous solo exhibitions include The Hole (New York), Andersen’s Contemporary (Copenhagen), Richard Heller (Los Angeles), Ribordy Contemporary (Geneva), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris), among others. Tyler has been included in group exhibitions at institutions and galleries including Savannah College of Art and Design, the Torrance Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Anonymous Gallery, Retrospective Gallery, among others. Reviews and features on his work have been written in Artforum, Hyperallergic, Modern Painters, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and Le Monde