Tyrone Deans was born in 1988 into a Jamaican family. He studied Architecture in London at Kingston, London Metropolitan and RIBA NW universities, where he received his ARB and RIBA.
Tyrone’s work explores issues of culture, race, migration and class through the media of painting, collage, photography and film. Influenced by his Jamaican heritage, Tyrone questions the meaning of cultural and national definitions.
Tyrone’s works are symptomatic of the world in which we live, where the boundaries are blurred. The materiality of the work, incorporating shea and cocoa butter, also further illuminates Tyrone’s interest in subverted uses and meanings. The use of these materials, commonly used to moisturise black skin, is symbolic; shea butter is medicinal and evokes the power of healing.
Tyrone’s works are included in private collections internationally and in the UK.