Tyler J Swain (North Platte, United States) creates mixed media artworks and installations. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of poverty, Swain often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.
His mixed media artworks and installations are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of consumerist mentality in which recognition plays an important role. Tyler Swain currently lives and works in Omaha.