Tyler Lurks

Tyler Lurks (b. 1998) is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins. Their work is guided by a non-western conception of repair in which accepted historical narratives are reopened through painting and archiving.

This latest body of work has stemmed from the gathering of original photographs taken by young American soldiers whilst in Vietnam that have been sourced through eBay and then transmuted through painting onto salvaged offcuts of wood from an Amish barn. It is an exploration into the surreal intersections of people, place and time and the intimately connected relationship between joy and tragedy. The great amount of time and care that goes into the research, the creation of the archive and the paintings themselves nurture an understanding of the connectedness of all people.