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TYSON Matthew : Miroir

350.00 € 
(Foreign countries : without V.A.T ďż˝ Without frame)
TYSON Matthew
Original aquatint handsigned by the artist
Rives paper
Size (cm)
56x45 cm

Biographie de TYSON Matthew










Born 19th August 1959, London, UK 

Tyson is known for his bold use of colour not dissimilar to the minimalist technique of colour field painting developed by artists  in the 1950’s, accentuating the power of simplistic design in an instantly commanding way. Using Japanese philosophies such as ‘wabi’ (simplicity and transience) and the notion of balance and counterbalance to engage the viewer, Tyson allows for personal interpretation of any underlying message.

With striking vibrancy, like that of an ocean or open space of land, the visual symmetry offers a highly pleasing contemporary composition. Tyson’s intelligent use of complimentary colours is an effective visual of positive and negative space encompassing the entirety of the print.

Tyson’s work is currently hanging in the Tate Britain in London.


1977 – 1978 St Martin's School of Art, London

1978 – 1981 Goldsmiths College, University of London

Professionell Experience 

1998Artist in residence at Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery

1999-2001 Invited by DRAC Franche-Comte to design stained glass windows for the Cathedral de St Claude,Jura.

2003 Installation of 1st of 3 parts, stained glass windows in the cathedral de St Pierre. St Claude, Jura

2005 Installation of 2nd of 3 parts, stained glass windows in the cathedral de St Pierre. St Claude, Jura

2006-7 Installation of 3rd of 3 parts, stained glass windows in the Cathedral de St Pierre. St Claude, Jura

Solo Exhibitions 

1998'Between the Divisions', Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
'Peinture', Galerie du Port, Crest

1999An Tuireann, Isle of Skye
Le Pont des Griottes, Die

2000'Arrivages' Espace Liberte, Crest

2001'New Paintings' Cressy Court, London

2003La Chapelle. Piolenc. Vaucluse
Installation' Mediatheque de Roanne, Roanne
Musee de l'Estampe, Gravelines

2006'Horlieu. Felines ORayon'. L'Eglise de St Pierre. Piolenc. Vaucluse


Group Exhibitions 

2000 Galerie du Port, Crest
"Happy Birthday Johannes" Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
"BOP" Kunsthaus Horn, Thornhof
Burgmuseum Greifenstein
Galerie Druck & Buch Tobingen
'Acquisitions 2000' Artotheque Municipale, Annecy

2001'Art in Situ' La Roche sur Grane
'On Paper: New Paper Art' Crafts Council Gallery, London

2002'Artistes/Ecrivains/Livres d'artistes' Bibliotheque, Portes-les-Valence
'Les Couleurs du Ciel' Centre International du Vitrail, Chartres
'Art in Situ' X-change Gallery, Oxford
'Multiples-Multiples' Espace Liberte, Crest

2003'Art in Situ' La Roche sur Grane Vallee des Arts. Gigors
'Livres - Disposition'. Avenay

2004'Zuwechse' Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern

2005'La Dreme. Riviere Sauvage' Maison des Ramieres. Val du Dreme
'Lumieres Contemporaines' Centre International du Vitrail, Chartres
'Dialogue de Papier' Musee de St Cloud
'Pret a Porter' L'Artotheque d'Annecy
'Frosted' The Eagle Gallery, London

2006'Peintres et Poetes, Ensemble' Bibliotheque de Portes les Valence
'Twenty' Joan Hughson Gallery, Glasgow


Public Collections 

UK:Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Tate Gallery, London
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

France:Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne, Paris
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris
Bibliotheque d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

USA:Museum of Modern Art, New York
New York Public Library
Library of Congress, Washington DC
Center for British Art, Yale University, Newhaven, Conneticu

Germany:Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
Tensor Bildunginstitut, Dessau
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach

Italy:Bibliotheca Nazionale Centrale, Florence

Netherlands:Rijksmuseum Meermano-Westreenanium, Den Hague
Koopman Collection. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Hague

Austria:Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Vienna