Born in London in 1964, Philip Tyler is a UK-based artist who works with a variety of different media, including acrylic paints, oil paints and drawing. His work is mostly figurative, taking nudes as one of his central subjects, yet imbuing each piece with his unique style and a deep sense of emotion. These are pieces that explore complex topics such as grief, loss and the sublime, using thick blocks of colour to capture the contours of his subjects’ bodies.
Philip began his artistic training at the University of Loughborough before moving on to Brighton for his MA in Printmaking. Since the mid 1980s, he has been developing his characteristic style of nude painting while working with other media such as photography. This cross-disciplinary approach informs all of his work, as he often uses his photographs as source material for painting rather than live models. Philip has achieved success throughout his career, exhibiting widely and earning the Young Artists South East prize in 1991.
You’ll find Philip’s paintings and drawings in public and private collections across the globe, in locations ranging from Australia to Finland to the United States. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, featuring in shows such as the ING Discerning Eye, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Garrick Milne Prize.
We spent some time getting to know Philip and his practice, so take a look at Philip Tyler’s Take on the Nude if you’re interested in finding out more.
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