About Tyrone Deans

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Londoner Tyrone Deans is a self-taught artist who creates vibrant layered works based on his surroundings. Electric crowds, figures in action, and complex surfaces built up with colour and text are characteristic of Deans' style. Despite an abundance of cheerful hues, the message in Deans' work isn't always rosy. Touching on topics such as gentrification (specific to his home in Brixton), social justice, and other issues born of a rapidly changing society, Tyrone Deans engages his audience with a deeper discussion than a mere pretty picture. Coming off the back of a well received solo exhibition in Mayfair, Deans makes for a fresh and exciting addition to this year's Autumn Exhibition.

Heavily influenced by his life in South London, Tyrone Deans' paintings can be recognised by his vehement painterly technique and unusual pallet; natural materials mixed with thick textured paints, sand, oils and butters, overworked with charcoal, chalk, oil-bar and other mediums.

With its emphasis on layer rich canvasses which provide a setting for paint and natural elements to come together, his paintings can be seen as a kind of urban abstract expressionism, deeply rooted in his responses towards growing up in a Jamaican family in London.