Keith Tyson – winner

Keith Tyson has been shortlisted for his solo exhibitions at the South London Gallery and the Kunsthalle Zürich, and for his installation at the Venice Biennale of Art.

Keith Tyson Turner Prize installation 2002

Keith Tyson Turner Prize installation 2002
© The artist
Photo: © Tate Photography

Keith Tyson A Tiny Bubble of Complexity

Keith Tyson
A Tiny Bubble of Complexity 2001
Mixed media
Anthony Reynolds Gallery

Keith Tyson Venice Biennale

Keith Tyson
Installation at Venice Biennale 2001
Mixed media
Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery

Keith Tyson Installation 2002

Keith Tyson
Installation at Tate Britain 2002
Foreground: Tabletop Tales: ‘Anticipating a Tumbling Coin from the Cherubic Mint’ 2002
Mixed media
Background: Now Capacitor 2002
Framed mirror, digital counter, microprocessors and velvet-lined shutter
Rightside: Selected Studio Wall Drawings
Mixed media on paper
© The artist
Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Photo: © Tate Photography

Tyson was born in Ulverston, Cumbria, in 1969. He completed a BA in Alternative Practice at the University of Brighton in 1993. Tyson moves between the scientific, the philosophical and the fantastical in his quest to explore the perplexing questions underpinning human existence. His studio wall drawings operate as his sketchbook and are the origin of his many lines of enquiry, which occasionally culminate in extraordinary objects and machines.

Keith Tyson’s work

Tyson’s acclaimed work, The Thinker (After Rodin), belongs to his recent series Seven Wonders of the World and is his attempt to make manifest the phenomenon of thought. His fascination with how things come into being is evident in the latest work in his Table Top Tales series, where random marks are translated into bizarre forms that weave a loose narrative. In Bubble Chambers: 2 Discrete Molecules of Simultaneity, Tyson creates a mechanism which allows us to navigate two concurrent pathways through time. Through such diverse explorations Tyson seeks to locate us in space and time and reflect the complexity of the world we inhabit.

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Keith Tyson: Artist’s Talk

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Keith Tyson wins the Turner Prize 2002

8 Dec 2002
Keith Tyson wins the Turner Prize 2002: Press related to past Tate exhibition.