TYLER KENNEDY STENT | BIO < back to artists

Introducing the incredible work of emerging artist Tyler Kennedy Stent to our current, mostly well-established stable of artist's at The Artist's Room Fine Art Gallery has been a relatively easy task, with almost every painting this young artist brings in selling within a day or two!.

Born in South Africa, raised in Auckland and now based in Dunedin - Tyler shifted south to be with his twin sister who is studying neuro-science at the University of Otago.

Stent's works tell stories.  He beautifully portrays emotion through the eyes of his subjects in mostly watercolour or mixed media paintings.

Many of his 'characters' are from India or Nepal - painted from photographs that he and his friend -  (Lachlan Bylhouwer) have captured whilst travelling in those regions.  (The two met in Nepal following the catastrophic 2015 earthquake).  The photographer and Stent have not only photographed and painted members of a Nepalese family caught up in the disaster -  they befriended and set about helping them.  Many of Stent's works have become a part of this humanitarian effort - its art, its story and life.  Proceeds from these works are going to an account to fund education for the children Tyler portrays.

Tyler successfully paints the emotion behind the portrait  - there is a strong narrative aspect to his work, which is not surprising considering this 20 year old artist has now written and published five books.

Tyler has since decided to finish up a tattoo apprenticeship & working as a chef to concentrate on his artistic career.

 

After his first solo - sell out show in August, 2017 .. we look forward to a further show which will be in FEBRUARY, 2018.