Through tropes such as the sublime and the aura, I create a mythical world
to make sense of the one I encounter everyday. Using allegory and personal
narrative: myths, fables, and Biblical stories serve as a starting point
whereby I create a world in which the veil between the two worlds has
dissipated and the finite meets the infinite to explore life, death, and
eternity. Fiction is projected into facts, creating a false narrative to
communicate truths and focusing on new philosophies and structures found in
contemporary art in relation to the relevancy of religious discourse.
address concerns of religious art and to explore ways in bridging the gap
between the secular and the sacred, tenants of modernism and postmodernism
have been restructured in a new cultural phenomenon called meta-modernism.
We as mankind are now seeking faith and hope in something. It is these
facets that I focus much of my work on. My work seeks to embrace the wonder
and mystery that is present within art and religion, and ultimately seeking
restoration, redemption, and hope.
Tyler Butcher, 2016
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207