Tyler Scully demonstrates the idea of disconnection in an always connected, over-sharing world through individual layers of impasto and wet on wet stroke techniques. In his paintings Tyler deconstructs his subjects and gives them rich texture, often depicting them as deformed and decayed. The viewer gains insight into the artists personal sympathies toward each subject through the hyper-realistic features that he elects to highlight. Facial features and gestures, for example, are painted with greater form and focus to extenuate the remaining humanity and hint of the subjects internal psyche.
An expressionist painter from San Francisco who is now resides in LA, Scully’s artwork portrays an empathetic perspective into the humanity of his subject, their environment and circumstances. His work is highly influenced by the overt presence of social media in daily life, the imagery featured in his paintings is often taken directly from it, an intentional comment on the reality of human disconnection within modern society.
“Misinformation, crafted identities, and detachment from humanity are perpetrated by this culture through media such as New outlets, Facebook, Omegle, Snapchat etc. therefore this is the majority of the imagery I draw from. Deconstructing people to expose a darker reality of isolation and inhuman nature of modern society.
2017 Headspace. The Main. Santa Clarita, CA.
2019 New Perspective. 543 W 2nd St. Pamona, CA.
2019 11th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50l50 Show. Sanchez Art Center. Pacifica, CA.
2019 Abstract Lover Art Exhibition. 1725 East 7th. Los Angeles, CA.
2018-2019 Shape of Change John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts. Arnold, MA.
2018 Brand 46: Works On Paper – National Juried Exhibition.
2018 Brand Library and Art Center. Los Angeles, CA.
2018 Featured Artist Art Walk. The Main. Santa Clarita, CA.
2018 Reflections. Monk Space. Los Angeles, CA.
2018 ERA Nonprofit Art Show. Rich’s. San Diego, CA.
2017 Rising Stars of LA.Hive Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
2017 Director’s Choice Show. 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace. Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Australia.
2017 Sonically Visual. Newhall Community Center. Newhall, CA.
2017 Resistance New Profanity. Los Angeles, CA.
2017 Worst Crowd.Pop Up Show. Los Angeles, CA.
2016 A Little Darkness 3.Night Gallery. Santa Ana, CA.
2015 A Little Darkness 2. Night Gallery. Santa Ana, CA.
2012 Senior Group Show. San Francisco State University. San Francisco, CA.