Giles Lyon

American, born 1967

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Giles Lyon

American, born 1967

109 followers

The abstract works of Giles Lyon celebrate the very process of painting—and the many accidents that can happen along the way. His paintings are full of spills, splatters, and stains, which the artist highlights and outlines against washes of bold, comic-book color. Detritus from his studio—hair, insects, dust—also finds its way into the artist’s compositions, creating a documentary portrait of their own creation. Lyon’s vivid use of color and commitment to non-representational art have earned him comparisons to the color field and action painters of the abstract expressionist era, though his works are updated and injected with his own hearty dose of contemporary pop culture.

Selected career achievements
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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