Tyler Scully is an expressionist painter from San Francisco who is now currently residing in Los Angeles. Scully’s artwork portrays a sympathetic insight into the humanity of his subject, their environment and circumstances. The imagery featured in his paintings are often taken from pictures found on various social media sites in an endeavor to comment on the reality of the inhumane disconnection that modern society has become.
The texture and depth of his painting are created through layers of impasto and wet on wet techniques that gives his subjects a texture that deforms and decays the source material. Other parts, such as the eyes or finer details, are painted more traditionally to create a smooth hyper realism that extenuates their remaining humanity and gives the viewer an insight into their psyche. The level of sympathy toward each subject ultimately depends on the way Scully currently views them.
My work focuses on the disconnection in an always connected, hyper sharing world. 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.