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TYLER MELLINS (b. 1995, Mansfield, UK) is an artist based in Sheffield, UK. 
 

He makes work that explores how people interact with information in a post-truth world, examining ways that meaning can be formed, documented and shared. Drawing on his magickal practice and his experience as a paranormal investigator, he is interested in alternative belief systems wherein meaning is disputable, obsolete, or otherwise unverifiable via the scientific method.

He works primarily with moving image, as well as text, photography, sculpture, and performance; installations combining these varied media allow him to address the (im)materiality of his subject matter and bridge disparate worlds or ideas. The making process is open to divine intervention, using automatic writing, crystal-gazing, and other forms of divination as creative stimuli.

Informed by Jungian psychoanalysis, his work positions magickal thinking and paranormal investigation as modes of exploring the unconscious mind. He aims to create spaces for active imagining beyond scientific reason, and to encourage viewers to question any and all information they are exposed to.

He is currently based at Yorkshire Artspace and graduated from the MFA programme at Sheffield Institute of Arts in 2019.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023 Dark Echoes, Site Gallery, Sheffield.

2019 Post, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield.

2018 (Mis)information, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield.  

2017 Abracadabra, The Holt, Sheffield.

2016 Nevermore, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield.

EDUCATION

MFA Fine Art (Distinction)

Sheffield Institute of Arts.

BA Film & Media Production (First Class)

Sheffield Institute of Arts.

RESIDENCIES

2024 Hotel Generation, Arebyte.

2022 Freelands Artist ProgrammeFreelands Foundation.

2020 The School of BroadcastingArts Catalyst.

AWARDS

2021 DYCP (Round 11), Arts Council England.

TEXTS

PRESS

2024 A Host of Hauntings, Jamie Sutcliffe. (coming Feb 2024)

2023 Encounters, Salena Barry.

 

2023 On Desperately Seeking Susan, Megan Cooke for ExaminerLive.

2023 Sigils and dark echoes, Flick Jackson for Now Then.

2023 On Dark Echoes, Steven Allen for Our Favourite Places.

2023 Meet the Locals, Kat Hall for Our Favourite Places.

2016 On video art, Rony Robinson for BBC Radio Sheffield.

TALKS

2022 Ghost in the MachineMillennium Gallery, Sheffield.

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