Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Nicola Tyson

Three Heads

Year 2015
Medium graphite on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 20.9 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Thu 30 April, 2015 at 9:00pm

Nicola Tyson:

Nicola Tyson (b. 1960, London) lives and works in New York. She attended Chelsea School of Art, and Central St. Martins School of Art, London. Tyson is known for her ‘psycho-figuration’ works - assertive depictions of the human body in odd arrangements of patched-together, distorted, or missing parts, rendered in a bright but reduced colour palette. Tyson's paintings and prints all begin in her line drawings and sketches, which she considers a distinct practice that allows for an exploration of the imagination and unconscious through focused free-association. Selected solo exhibitions include: Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, California (2014);  Sadie Coles HQ, London (2013); White Columns, New York (2013); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2012); Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2011); Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (2009); Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2009); Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, California (2007); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland (2005); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2005); Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (2003); Galeria Carnargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brasil (2001); Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France (2000) and Sadie Coles HQ, London (1999).

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