Tyrone Layne’s paintings offer freedom of expression. Inspired by the rhythm and action painting of the New York school of abstract expressionism, he experiments with color, forms, and bold brush strokes on a large scale. These works mark a recent departure from his Peoplescape series — which depicts small, photorealistic figures on a flat background– but he still incorporates figurative and landscape elements.
For Tyrone, the spontaneous nature of these works allows him to create something new, playful, and indicative of the uncertainty of modern times.
Tyrone was born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Sydney. He received a BFA in Painting from UNITEC, Auckland. He has had numerous solo and group shows in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and has exhibited his works at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Sydney.