Nicola Tyson Paints from the Heart
Signature: signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated ""THREE CROWNS" 2014 nht '14" on the reverse
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Nicola Tyson: Trouble in Happiness, March 1 - April 12, 2014
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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.
British, b. 1960, London, United Kingdom, based in New York, NY, United States