Tyrus Lytton was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting as a Presidential Scholar and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a 4.0. His work has been exhibited internationally and is sought after. He now resides and works in Atlanta, GA.
Tyrus’ process begins within the fascination of the oblique and peripheral accepting that complete understanding isn’t necessary for a work to function. Some of the pieces are heavily influenced by Japanese prints: an implication of a mirror reflecting our syncretic culture that sits in the multiplicities resulting from the cultural consequences of long chains of interactions since Alexander the Great’s movement into India. As a multi-disciplinary artist he explores the facets of this mirror through various means. His paintings are saturated with color and structures of contemporary abstraction using hardline geometric expressions of our sensual world and the unseen. His photographic and film works simultaneously evoke nostalgia and immediacy of semi-private moments of pause within journey.