SEEKING THE UNIVERSAL THROUGH THE HUMAN FORM.
The works of James Tyler strive to create a global vision of art. Part of an exciting new direction that may sweep the art world into the next century. Stylistically Tyler’s works are evocative of the pre–Columbian terra-cottas of the ancient Americas . Yet his figures revel in a motion and rhythm that is perhaps more reminiscent of the sculptural heritages of the east. Stamped with an unmistakable deific quality, Tyler’s figures are also very human, voluptuously rounded thighs and torsos complement their ethereal nature with a marked physicality. It is through pose and gesture, rather than detailed realism that Tyler seeks to capture and convey the human experience.
Dena Merriam- Sculpture Review Magazine [excerpt]
Daniel – Ceramic brick sculpture – Height 60″ – 2005 [ Private Collection – Washington DC ]