"Untitled #37" by Tyler Bewley
"Untitled #37" by Tyler Bewley
“Untitled #37” is a limited edition of 100 prints by Tyler Bewley. Sized to fit a standard 10” x 8” frame, the artwork measures approximately 9.5” high by 7” wide. The archival print was created by Tiny Showcase and ships with a corresponding certificate of authenticity. The archival artwork has been printed on a heavy 290gsm natural white print making paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton.
Originally 48” x 36”, Acrylic on Canvas.
Available hand-framed in maple with archival mat and glass by Vermont's Joel Taplin of Taplin MFG. Framed artwork is archivally matted and hung with UV-protective glass. The hand-made frames are made from locally-milled wood with inlaid splines in each corner for added strength. Please allow three weeks for the completion of your custom, hand-made frame.
Tyler has chosen Direct Relief for today's charity. $250 from the sale of Tyler's artwork will be donated to help improve the lives and health of people affected by poverty or emergencies.
"Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religious beliefs, or ethnic identities.
Direct Relief’s assistance programs focus on maternal and child health, the prevention and treatment of disease, and emergency preparedness and response, and are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations.
This tradition of direct and targeted assistance, provided in a manner that respects and involves the people served, has been a hallmark of the organization since its founding in 1948 by refugee war immigrants to the U.S."
Meet the Artist: Tyler Bewley
"Tyler Bewley has created a series of experiential portraits of the Pacific Ocean, directly inspired and influenced by his experience as a surfer and backpacker, and the profound connections he has made in wild places of extreme solitude and natural beauty. As the series title suggests, these works capture not just the kinetic movement of the ocean, but a time of great transition for the ecosystem as a whole—the ocean’s changing fortunes acting as a literal gauge on the effects of climate change, and these paintings providing both a means for Bewley to process anxiety around threats to the environments he holds dear, and an opening for a wider conversation on the subject. Each of the paintings in the Sea Change series is a meditation on experiences and seeks not to recreate landscape, but rather to capture memories associated with the ocean—executed with meticulous attention to aesthetics and an intensive preparatory process that involves numerous drawings or painted studies on the way to a final composition. The results are breathtaking nature tableaus, capturing the turbulent and ever-changing aspects of the ocean and its complicated relationship with inorganic/manmade structures, all rendered in limited but vibrant palettes that utilize harmonic color compliments.
With formalist nods to ukiyo-ye wave paintings of the 17th Century, Bewley’s work goes beyond the limited definition of seascape, venturing into experiential portraiture that suggests battlefields, Surrealist landscapes, and dramatic emotional states. While it is perhaps easy to focus on science and technology as the champions that will save humanity from its increasingly fraught relationship with nature, it is refreshing to remember that artists are the most creative problem-solvers on the planet, and are equipped with a sensitivity to things other people take for granted. Bewley’s acute connection to the sea as a companion and muse translates to his beautiful and dramatic paintings, capturing a mercurial subject with precision, and bringing new insight and attention to the treasure that is the Pacific Ocean."