Ramsey attacks the canvas. Fear and love compete in every piece of Tyler's collection. Each piece is only complete once Tyler catches a moment of that battle. Tyler's unique technique can be described as aggressive, impulsive, and stubborn. The goal is clearly to attack the feeling before it stops moving. Tyler vigorously and generously applies paint with his hands or directly from their containers. He happiest using unlimited amounts of paint and enjoys feeding each canvas all they can devour. So far, Tyler chooses to tell his story without being distracted by using brushes, extraneous thinners, or thinners.
Tyler Ramsey has never owned a paintbrush. Using his fingers to move through the process of painting, Ramsey has created his own approach to the art form, using seemingly contradicting concepts. Bold colors depict somber themes. Impulsive shapes reveal thoughtful concept. Unencumbered strokes compelled to stay within the canvas' borders. It is through this controlled chaos that Ramsey shares his life stories.
The expressive nature of Ramsey's work is deeply rooted in the emotional journey of his own personal development. Painting first provided an escape but developed into a passion. Painting is not simply an outlet for his emotions. It is a constant challenge to make a passionate statement about innovation, limitless potential, and inspiration. Surviving the tragedies and reckless behavior of Ramsey's past paved way for the opportunity to openly and honestly express more through his art.
Ramsey's contribution to painting is a fresh perspective on the art form while acknowledging its rich history. Using his hands to mold thick layers of oils he brings to life powerful creations on canvas. The paintings continue to develop on their own as they move through the aging process, drying to become fine pieces of work ready to be consumed. He aspires to breakdown the barriers that hinder people from enjoying abstract artwork. Any way that people can enjoy and appreciate the paintings is a step toward contributing to the livelihood of the art. Ramsey hopes to inspire others to value the creative process and find their own unique ways to embrace their passions.
Walter May is a Los Angeles based Director known for his work for brands such as Toyota, Starbucks, ESPN, Walmart, & Smirnoff. He has worked with celebrity talent including Katy Perry, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Serena Williams, & Eminem. Walter has over 5 years experience within Advertising Agency walls as an internal hybrid Director/Editor/Creative talent at Los Angeles based 72andSunny.
Walter's insight into the advertising and access to the pop culture world is heavily reflected in his art. Themes of innovation and images of icons can often be found in his work. Walter consistently looks for radical ways to create his pieces reflecting the post modern philosophy that the process is part of the message.
In November of 2010, Walter launched a digital love letter entitled “I Hope This Gets To You.” The video received over 1.3 million hits within 2 days and the song reached Top 20 in both the iTunes Rock and XM Radio charts. The video was honored the Webbies “Best Viral Video” Award, a 2011 Cannes “Cyber Lion Finalist” award, as well as 2011 ThinkLA “Best Use of Social Media” award.
Walter’s directing has been transitioning into the content world through documentary and web series. He filmed a documentary on Katy Perry's Superbowl XLiX Halftime Show performance. His web series “Trailer Park Heroes” starring Zac Levi, Nathan Fillion, Jason Biggs, and others was featured on Break.com and received millions of impressions within the first week of its launch.