Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
Jerwood Gallery is delighted to welcome Turner Prize Winner (2002) Keith Tyson to the gallery in January to launch our 2017 exhibition programme.
Turn Back Now will feature a selection of works from Tyson’s Studio Wall Drawings series that form a visual diary of the his practice over the past 20 years – many of which have never been publicly exhibited before.
Brighton-based Tyson says, “I began making Studio Wall Drawings in 1997 when I was sharing a studio with four other artists in South East London where wall space was scarce. I could pin a single large sheet of watercolour paper to a board and scribble down notes, ideas and sketches.”
“Over time I began to think of these drawings more as works in their own right, existing somewhere in-between a sketchbook, a journal, a poem and a painting – I found that I could work unhindered by the self-conscious restraint I’d often felt while working on canvas.”
“The nature and style of the drawings has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, just as I have. Although each drawing records a specific moment from my life, as a whole, they also reflect societal changes over that time too…It has become commonplace now to post daily pictures and accompanying texts on one’s digital ‘wall’ but I still am constantly surprised and rewarded by this simple practice of working daily on paper.”
Find out more about Keith Tyson’s work here.
Keith Tyson – Turn Back Now
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
Source: Jerwood Gallery – What’s On