Pars pro toto. Artist Tyrone Richards.


© Tyrone Richards, Artist, 2017

 We are headed towards more uncertainty, which in my eyes is a place both of potential and danger


Tyrone Richards




© Tyrone Richards, Mekka I, 2017

Who are you? What do you do?

I’m an artist.

Where are you from?

Switzerland and the United States

Your style in 3 words?

Pars pro toto


© Tyrone Richards, untitled hector achilles, 2017

Your weakness? Your strength?

I’m incredibly bad at performances. I count my neverending curiosity as my biggest strength.

What makes you different?

I’m not afraid of clarity.

When did you decide to become artist?

When I realized that it’s what I do best.


© Tyrone Richards, entropia, 2017

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?

The fascinating part about the creative process is that it never quite stops. It’s not work that begins at a certain point in time, rather it’s the filter through which one sees almost everything. And it’s usually the moments that sneak up on you, where you recognize something as interesting, valuable or worth pursuing that you hadn’t quite considered before. That is the Golden Hour of Creativity to me.


© Tyrone Richards, IV, 2017

A few words about your favourite creation?

I would count my newest drawing, Entropia, as one of my favourites. It follows a technique I’ve developed where I use an ink pen to construct a drawing out of countless dots. The drawing shows the destruction of a hotel in Basel. Although it was considered by most, including me, to be one of the ugliest buildings of the city, its deconstruction was strikingly poetic. Add to this the idea that there are countless experiences and stories bound within the hotel’s rooms that were now being laid bare and it became a necessity for me to create something from it. So I documented this process in photography, leading to this new series that I began with Entropia.


© Tyrone Richards, Transit, 2017

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

Robert Longo’s “The Sickness of Reason”

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

Ideas that currently fascinate me deal with the topic of technological advancements and the question of Artificial Intelligence in particular. As per the arrogance of every generation, I feel like we live in especially interesting times.


© Tyrone Richards, Transit, 2017

Do you have a vision?

I have multiple visions, and they may change depending on how the world changes.

2017: Where are we going?

We are headed towards more uncertainty, which in my eyes is a place both of potential and danger.


© Tyrone Richards, Transit, 2017

Your city’s favourite spots?

I live in Riehen, Switzerland, where there is an open field with a road leading to the river „Lange Erle“. I go there often to think.

Tell us about your future plans…

I plan on creating more large-scale works that will most likely include installations, perhaps even film.