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Tyler Speas at Stripe Men for First Friday Santa Cruz


Face It by Tyler Benjamin Speas

Tyler Benjamin Speas was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on October 26th, 1984. He moved to Milwaukee in 2003 where he attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He has been creating art and living in Santa Cruz, California ever since.

This collection of work was developed over the course of almost a year. It branched off from a previous project that involved people mysteriously falling. I wanted to hone in on the faces of these fictional falling people. As I focused on the faces more, design elements opened up and the work grew from there. The facial expressions were important and when combined with the overall compositions, they took on an implied narrative. These faces are reacting to something. The mystery of what they’re seeing became the central theme and something that is best left unanswered.


Visit Tyler's website: http://www.bloodonbrushes.com/


IG: @bloodonbrushes


Join us in welcoming Tyler Speas as our Stripe Men First Friday artist for the month of January!

Artist Reception

January 5, 2018

Stripe Men


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