Keith Tyson Fractal Dice Eighth Roll Fractal Dice Eighth Roll, 2008 © The Artist
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present Cloud Choreography and Other Emergent Systems, a new exhibition by 2002 Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson. An exploration of Tyson’s practice, rather than a mid-career survey, the exhibition will bring together several groups of his works, focussing on the systems and processes that inform their creation. The exhibition will also include two new series, his Cloud Choreography and Operator paintings.
The exhibition will be in two parts. The first, in the lower galleries, will feature works that focus on natural processes and systems, and will include works from Tyson’s Nature Sculptures and Nature Paintings series as well as new series Cloud Choreography paintings. These series show a transition from observing the natural world in sculptural form to attempts to recreate elements of it through chemical processes, rendered on large-scale aluminium sheets. In the upper gallery, the second part of the exhibition will focus on Tyson’s mathematical, man-made and process-driven systems, and will include sculptures from the Fractal Dice series alongside paintings from a new series of work entitled Operator Paintings, which will be shown as a series for the first time.
Keith Tyson (born 1969 in Ulverston, Cumbria, UK) held his first solo show From the Art Machine at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery in 1996 and since then has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally. Solo exhibitions include: David Zwirner Gallery, New York, USA (1996); Galerie Vallois, Paris, France (1997); Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (1997); Molecular Compound 4, Kleines Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland (1999); Delfina, London (1999); One of Each, Galerie Ursula Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria (2000); Studio Wall Drawings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (2000); Supercollider, South London Gallery, London (2002); Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (2002); Works for a Teleological Accelerator, Arndt and Partner, Berlin, Germany (2003); Collected Short Stories, Galerie Vallois, Paris, France (2003); The Terrible Weight of History, Galerie Judin, Zurich, Switzerland (2004); Geno Pheno I, Haunch of Venison, London (2004); Geno Pheno II, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (2005); The Bates College Museum of Art, Maine, USA (2005); The Sum of All Possible Paths, Galerie Vallois, Paris, France (2006); Nature Paintings, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland (2006); Large Field Array, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark (2006); Studio Wall Drawings 1997–2007, Haunch of Venison, London (2007); Nature Paintings, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria (2008); Random Nature, Project B, Milan, Italy (2008).
In 2002, Tyson was awarded the Turner Prize for his show Supercollider at the South London Gallery.
His work is held in numerous collections worldwide, including the Arts Council Collection, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Fondation François Pinault, Paris, France; The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA; The South London Gallery Collection, London; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.