Nicola Tyson
British, born 1960
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016,
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
2015
Diane Villani Editions at IFPDA Print Fair 2015,
Diane Villani Editions
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015,
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Nicola Tyson is known for her assertive depictions of the human body, typically odd arrangements of patched-together, distorted, or missing parts rendered in a bright but reduced color palette. Balancing figuration with abstraction, her psychologically complex works reference Surrealism and artists such as Francis Bacon, James Ensor, and Pablo Picasso. Tyson's paintings and prints all begin in her line drawings and sketches, which she considers a distinct practice that allows for an exploration of the imagination and unconscious through focused free-association.