Tondela Myles

I am an artist currently living and working in Vancouver, BC Canada. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in film studies from Ryerson Unversity and a second BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, majoring in painting and drawing. I was born in Lusaka Zambia. Presently, I am exploring portraiture and semi-abstraction through the method of collage and painting. I see my practice as being an ongoing investigation, a rhythmic quest to try and understand the function of materiality as it relates to the representation of the human figure. The work stems from an interest in the psychology and mysticism surrounding the human condition in connection to memory, emotion and intuitive perception. Utilizing my imagination, I develop characters that are ambiguous, people that look familiar to us but are somewhat untraceable and in disguise. I embrace the power of spontaneity, it encourages me to create.

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