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tyrrell winston

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what do you do?
I’m an artist.

What kind of artist can you elaborate or express what that means to you?

where are you from? 

Orange County, California. I moved to New York 13 years ago.

is Tyrrell your real name?
Yes.

Have you been asked that before?

why nets?
Because they need to be replaced. There are so many courts with no nets or busted nets. Nothing better than playing a game of ball on a fresh net. The swish of the ball thru the net sounds crisp. This work is equal parts community service and art. 


Is there a number of nets you are looking to repair?

Specific net?


Does the fresh net help the accuracy of your jump shot?

 
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what do you do?
I’m an artist.

What kind of artist can you elaborate or express what that means to you?

where are you from? 

Orange County, California. I moved to New York 13 years ago.

is Tyrrell your real name?
Yes.

Have you been asked that before?

why nets?
Because they need to be replaced. There are so many courts with no nets or busted nets. Nothing better than playing a game of ball on a fresh net. The swish of the ball thru the net sounds crisp. This work is equal parts community service and art. 


Is there a number of nets you are looking to repair?

Specific net?


Does the fresh net help the accuracy of your jump shot?

 
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what do you do?
I’m an artist.

What kind of artist can you elaborate or express what that means to you?

where are you from? 

Orange County, California. I moved to New York 13 years ago.

is Tyrrell your real name?
Yes.

Have you been asked that before?

why nets?
Because they need to be replaced. There are so many courts with no nets or busted nets. Nothing better than playing a game of ball on a fresh net. The swish of the ball thru the net sounds crisp. This work is equal parts community service and art. 


Is there a number of nets you are looking to repair?

Specific net?


Does the fresh net help the accuracy of your jump shot?

why basketball?
I played basketball growing up. The attitude and bravado that players play with and carry themselves with is something I think about often. Most of my work takes root in the street. I was finding busted basketballs all over the place and I started incorporating those into my practice. Then it was replacing nets. Everything just kind of works together.

has music influenced your art?

Tremendously. Very rarely is my studio silent. Right now its a lot of Billie Holiday, Raekwon and Lil Baby.

First music purchase?

what is it about the streets of new york that most informs your work?
I’d say its equal parts energy and embedded history. To me, the street is as important if not more important than the studio. There’s days where I’ll walk 20 miles, changing nets, sweeping cigarettes, taking pictures. You can be a sponge on the street. You can absorb everything around you and it has nothing to do with you. That’s where the embedded history comes in. Most of the materials I use have live’s of their own, outside of me. Think of the life and death of a cigarette or a basketball net. It’s all very fascinating. There’s power in these objects.

Where do you live now?

place/geography seems important to your work - wanna speak to that some?
Metropolitan areas is where this work can thrive. But its not just New York. I’m looking forward to developing bodies of work overseas and in other big cities in the U.S. I lived in the California suburbs until I moved to NY. It’s this quiet kind of un-cultured purgatory. I have no desire to ever live in the suburbs again.


what are you working on right now?
Getting ready for shows in Paris and Stockholm. 


what are you working on next?
Larger scale basketball and cigarette works as well as some one-off sculptures.

what draws you into a project?
A lot of mistakes. 


Mistakes in what way?
do you smoke cigarettes? 

I used to smoke Newports. A couple of packs a week, but I stopped once I started working with cigarettes a few years ago.

Winston is a cigarette brand correct? How's that play a roll?