Roys Peoples highly collectable installations transform iconic pieces of fine art into witty and distinctive narratives which amuse, delight and inspire. Exploring the works of modern masters such as Hirst, Haring and Pollock, Roy Tyson, the artist behind the concept, has taken images traditionally found on gallery walls into the outside world, treating them like the street art which is so often painted over or even completely eradicated.
In Roys acclaimed Scrubbed Out series, his minute custom-made figures climb onto his hand-made scaffolding and make their way across the famous images, methodically erasing them. Thought provoking and intriguing, these artworks invite us to consider the complex question of permanence in art, and perhaps to imagine what is entitled to stay and what deserves to be scrubbed out.
As an artist I like to explore a miniature world from the viewpoint of a person that is 2cm tall. As a person I like to explore the world.