I paint what’s on my mind, and my mind is loaded like a stack of uno cards. These paintings have been an intriguing series where I am using found circular foundry molds as frames. Their random sizes and differing styles help dictate the compositions and add to the the overall story. From there I just let the brain off …

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Tyson Grumm was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, in 1972. He studied at Southern Oregon University where he received his Bachelors in Fine Art in 1996.

Grumm’s freeze-framed images capture a world where the only clues to the past and the future can be derived from the figures located within fantastical surroundings. Consequently, each work reveals a story that is only partially told, enabling each viewer to contribute their own unique story to complete each of Grumm’s works. His paintings invite us into a unique and often nostalgic world of imaginative imagery. The artist relies on common objects from his surroundings to provide a certain degree of familiarity in his work. The motifs appear to him as he begins painting and then, begin to work themselves into his composition. His figures appear to be both characters and caricatures, distinctive and unusual, and often with historical significance. Created entirely in the mind of the artist, these colorful and imaginative works juxtapose seemingly incongruous elements, such as humans, wild animals, and whimsical back drops within each frame, resulting in a surreal topsy-turvy world.

Grumm has exhibited widely throughout the USA and internationally. His works can be found in many private and public collections in Europe and the USA.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Tyson Grumm "Homage"Patricia Rovzar Gallery
2018
Tyson Grumm "Idiom"Patricia Rovzar Gallery
2015
Tyson Grumm - Bright SpotsSue Greenwood Fine Art
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Attention Honeybees, This is Not a Yellow Jacket!, 2019

Acrylic on wood
15 in diameter
38.1 cm diameter
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Location
Astoria

I paint what’s on my mind, and my mind is loaded like a stack of uno cards. These paintings have …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Included

Tyson Grumm was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, in 1972. He studied at Southern Oregon University where he received his Bachelors in Fine Art in 1996.

Grumm’s freeze-framed images capture a world where the only clues to the past and the future can be derived from the figures located within fantastical surroundings. Consequently, each work reveals a story that is only partially told, enabling each viewer to contribute their own unique story to complete each of Grumm’s works. His paintings invite us into a unique and often nostalgic world of imaginative imagery. The artist relies on common objects from his surroundings to provide a certain degree of familiarity in his work. The motifs appear to him as he begins painting and then, begin to work themselves into his composition. His figures appear to be both characters and caricatures, distinctive and unusual, and often with historical significance. Created entirely in the mind of the artist, these colorful and imaginative works juxtapose seemingly incongruous elements, such as humans, wild animals, and whimsical back drops within each frame, resulting in a surreal topsy-turvy world.

Grumm has exhibited widely throughout the USA and internationally. His works can be found in many private and public collections in Europe and the USA.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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