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13 November 2022
Nicola Tyson | Straying into the visual field, 2020 | graphite on paper - contemporary drawing, drawings, work on paper, art on paper, contemporary art

Nicola Tyson

Straying into the visual field, 2020
graphite on paper
50.8 x 37.5 cm

Nicola Tyson
Self-Portrait: Tired (black turtle neck), 2017
acrylic on paper
60.9 x 45.9 cm

2 March 2016

Nicola Tyson

The Sweater, 2015
Graphite on paper
7.5 x 7.5 inches

Nicola TysonWork on paper
2 March – 23 April 2016
Petzel Gallery, New York

Nicola Tyson
Untitled (sketch book page) #34, 2005
Graphite and colored pencil on paper
10.75 x 8.25 inches

[from the pressrelease]
For Nicola Tyson, drawing is a distinct and generative practice, allowing full imaginative exploration. In her own words: “When I begin to draw, I have no idea what’s going to appear. I work swiftly, to stay just ahead of the cage of language, the linear mind and rational decision-making. I just let the forms grow themselves—self-organize …”.

Nicola Tyson Works on Paper explores a range of works made between 2002 and 2016 from the artist’s sketchbook pages to large graphite drawings and giant, life-sized ink drawings. Included also are a selection of her acrylic paintings on paper, titled “Portrait Heads”. In these, the artist first paints the image directly onto a glass plate, then pressing paper onto it, produces varying textures and besmirched hues. All the works in the show attest to a gestural freedom, capturing moods and moments, both visceral and artificial, intimate and performative, in curious, fluid figurations.

Nicola Tyson
Red Self Portrait, 2002
Acrylic on paper
20 x 14 inches

Nicola Tyson

Dancing #3, 2012
Graphite on paper
50 x 30 inches

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