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Artist and west coast native, Tyler Spangler, crafts colorfully intoxicating ‘digital collages’, using a multitude of shapes, figures, photographs, and patterns, ultimately unifying images that entrance viewers and establish a sort of organized chaos. His work forces viewers to stop and take the time to physically and mentally process a wide variety of abstractions and forms within each collage. His work extends internationally, collaborating with an array of people, in addition to completing several extensive books filled with his own personal masterpieces. Tyler is very connected to the music, surf, and textile industries, which is where he freelance’s the majority of his work, finding a comforting familiarity, however he is always on the hunt for new platforms and places to expand his work.
Tyler gave The WILD an exclusive look into his daily routine and discussed topics ranging from dropping out of art school, starting A Place of Worship, an illegal, all-ages music and art warehouse venue, and his homage to social media.
After I wake up, my morning routine consists of…
Either having a smoothie or I will have greek yogurt with pumpkin seed granola and honey. However, I do love donuts. I usually wake up around 7am and take the dog to pee. I’ll check the surf after that and either surf or start responding to emails. From there I will basically just start working off and on until I go to sleep with video games and surfing in between.
A ‘digital collage’ is…
Cutting and pasting without getting messy.
Any major changes in his artistic vision over the last several years?
In the beginning I didn’t use as many neon colors. I was experimenting with form mostly. Most recently I’ve been experimenting with color and after this I’m not too sure where I will be experimenting.
The importance of consistency.
I am more of an all or nothing type of personality so I ...
Interview continues at http://thewildmagazine.com/blog/tyler-spangler-art-interview/)