Radiant railroad symphony, 2019
Oil, spray paint, and oil stick on canvas
76.25 x 54 in
Donated by the artist
Courtesy of Sopa Fine Arts
Estimated Value: $7,500
A self-taught artist, Tyler Toews has worked for the last nine years as a studio assistant to Attila Richard Lukacs. His large-scale, expressionistic paintings reveal a language of bold colour, gestural shapes, and loose hints of representation through abstract faces and graffiti-esque brushstrokes. Toews has shown at galleries including the Burrard Arts Foundation, where he completed an artist residency in 2018, and Sopa Fine Arts, where he is now represented. Toews lives and works in Vancouver and his work has been collected internationally.