Tyson Grumm


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Tyson Grumm
About the author

Tyson Grumm was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, USA in 1972. He studied at the Southern Oregon University where he received his Bachelors in Fine Art in 1996. Grumm’s freeze-framed images capture a world where the only clues to the past and the future can be derived from the figures located within fantastic surroundings. Consequently, each work reveals a story that is only partially told, enabling each viewer to contribute their own unique story to the completion of each of Grumm’s works. His paintings invite us into a unique and often at times, nostalgic world of imaginative imagery. The artist relies on common objects from his surroundings to provide a certain degree of familiarity in his work. The objects appear to him as he begins painting and then, if by chance they begin to work themselves into his composition. His figures appear to be both characters and caricatures, distinctive and unusual, often with historical significance. Created entirely in the mind of the artist, these colorful and imaginative works juxtapose seemingly incongruous elements, such as humans, wild animals, and whimsical back drops within each frame, resulting in a bizarre world where everything is topsy-turvy. Grumm has exhibited widely throughout the USA and his first London solo show was a great success. His works can be found in many private and public collections in Europe and the USA.