thinking about faces lately as familiar territory, providing a structure that allows endless variants and experiments. familiar shapes and similar organization. we look for faces everywhere. we find them in patterns. we find them in the back of a car. we find them with eyes shut drifting to sleep….
Tyler Durbano is a visual artist and Barrie, Ontario, native. A graduate of NSCAD University, his practice focuses on mixed media drawings and paintings.He finds inspiration in topics surrounding the human body, identity and masculinity, and hopes his art will further a conversation on these issues. Tyler uses photography, video stills and life as a starting point for art-making, but transforms his subjects by changing their gestures, settings and colours.
He has recently completed a Community Studio Residency in rural Nova Scotia, holds a BA in English and Philosophy from Acadia University and hopes to pursue a MFA in the near future.