Tyler Spohn produces immaculately detailed gouache paintings emanating from popular culture.  He removes any unnecessary elements, often omitting backgrounds in favor of solely representing his subjects. Value is flattened into solid color, giving his work a graphic quality similar to Wayne Thiebaud or early 20th century commercial artists. A quiet observation and attention to subtle features are revealed in his line work.  When Tyler embraces a certain overarching subject, it is seen out over months to its logical conclusion.  For instance, he started a series of paintings of coins, which then led to painting a separate piece of each type bill in our currency.  This focus and intention is intoxicating and emanates from Tyler’s life and work.