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tyrone deans

Deans studied Architecture in London at Kingston, London Metropolitan and RIBA NW universities. His work creates alluring compositions influenced by his Jamaican and British heritage, combining layers of mixed media with bursts of colour to develop unique and expressive material that explores issues of race, culture and class.

Deans creates work which is layered both symbolically and physically through the use of salt, butter, paint and Ghanaian Kente Fabric, creating a space to acknowledge history and reflection on oneself. Experience and identity primarily shape Deans’ practice, which funds his exceptional, unique narratives on these multifaceted topics.

The often regional themes in Tyrone Deans’ works have in common the artist’s fascination with the relationship between people, places and cultures.

With its emphasis on layer rich canvasses which provide a setting for paint and natural elements to come together, his paintings can be seen as a kind of urban abstract expressionism, deeply rooted in his responses towards growing up in a Jamaican family in London.

Exhibition history:

The Atlantic World Art Fair, The Olympia Gallery Booth, Online on Artsy, June 1 - 15, 2023

London Art Fair, Thompson's Gallery stand G23, Islington, England 20 – 24 January 2022

Structural Freedom, Nobu Hotel, Portman Square 2 July - 13 August 2021

Systemic Freedom, Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone, London, England 18 May - 5 June 2021

London Art Fair, Thompson's Gallery, Viewing rooms, January 2021

Autumn Exhibition, Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone, London, England 6 – 31 October 2020

Autumn Exhibition, Hyatt Regency - The Churchill, Marylebone, London, England September 2020

The Great British Summer, Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone, London, England 1 – 18 July 2020

Kromanti, Garden Court Chambers, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, England 19 October 2018 – 18 January 2019

Experiments on Canvas, Lounge Brixton, Brixton, London, England 11 March – 18 June 2018

Lambeth Town Hall, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, London, England 18 October – 09 November 2018

Bar None, Streatham Space Project, Streatham, London, England 12 August – 09 October 2018

Swedish Landscape, Batch and Co., Streatham, London, England 20 April – 18 June 2017

Routes and Culture, D Contemporary, Mayfair, London, England 19 – 29 July 2014

Test, Betty’s, Brixton, London, England 20 May – 18 July 2014

"Bran's Nine Night"

"Bran's Nine Night"

Mixed Media on Canvas (2020) 79 x 55 inches ID#: 300974

"Downtown Kingston"

"Downtown Kingston"

Mixed Media on Canvas (2023) 57 x 38 inches ID#: 302825



Mixed Media on Canvas (2023) 24 x 27 inches ID#: 302952

"St. Thomas 3"

"St. Thomas 3"

Mixed Media on Canvas (2020) 55 x 55 inches ID#: 300975

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