To coincide with the opening of the Frieze Art Fair in October, COYA in co-operation with Imitate Modern will be presenting a large-scale exhibition at COYA Mayfair. The show features some of the most iconic photographs by Shields, including series capturing the moments of destruction of various luxury objects as well as glamorous photoshoots with some of Hollywood’s best-known names. The show also features a new body of work exploring a more sensual side of humanity, which will be exhibited for the first time.
From blowing up a Rolls Royce to staging contemporary Marie Antoinette inspired environments to submerging models in couture gowns underwater, Shields takes up every challenge to provoke the viewer’s senses and sensibilities. Shields’ photography continues to explore the themes of consumerism, violence, and fantasy, his images often reflecting on the current affairs with a hyperreal lens on the imaginative and the assumed. Tyler Shields’ ‘Three Witches’ photograph was included in Sotheby’s Top 10 Photographs To Collect Under £10,000 in 2016.
The full exhibition catalogue includes 83 pages of the sensual works that are for sale and on display at Imitate Modern Gallery & COYA Mayfair.