Tyler gives much attention to the materials used to
create his works—particularly in using materials that are not often used together and are unconventional in the creation
of gallery pieces. For example, he often uses roofing tar because of its unusually strong, appealing, translucent color. He
uses oil- and water-based paints interchangeably, and he often sprays or pools different solvents onto the work as it is in
progress. In using such materials, Tyler is careful to preserve much of the spontaneity of the materials' natural interactions
with each other, which show up in the finished pieces as bleeding edges on shapes, dissolved areas, and beaded forms.
|"Serenade" Mixed 18" x 22" $1800.