Phil Tyler's new exhibition of paintings: "Sussex and Self", a personal view of himself and the world around him.
The exhibition will include several large cavasses of the South Downs, as well as self-portraits, and a wall of smaller works.
Phil Tyler is well known throughout the south of England, having exhibited in London, Norfolk and the South-East; he teaches at the University of Brighton (covering drawing, painting and digital image making to fashion and textiles); he also teaches short courses at the Mill Studio in Ford.
Phil Tyler is a practising artist who is interested in the relationship between the materiality of painting and its potential to create illusionary space as well as act as a cypher for grief, loss and the notion of the sublime.
He studied initially at the East Ham College of Technology (Foundation in Art 1982-83) then Loughborough College of Art & Design for his BA Hons Fine Art (painting) degree graduating in 1986. During these years he spent some time at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA on their BFA Fine At Course. Phil Tyler completed his studies with an MA in Printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic (1988 to 1990).
His book "Drawing and Painting the Nude" was published in October 2015 and his second book "Drawing the Landscape" was published in 2017.