Keith Tyson Iterations and Variations

Keith Tyson, Michael Archer, Matthew Collings, Ariane Koek, Mark Rappolt, Beatrix Ruf

This definitive volume on artist Keith Tyson’s thirty- year career examines all aspects of his artistic endeavors. 

British Turner Prize–winning artist Keith Tyson is known for a distinctive and diverse body of work, including drawing, painting, installation, and sculpture. Showing a wide range of influences extending from mathematics and science through to poetry and mythology, he has an interest in how art emerges from the combination of information systems and physical processes that surround us every day. For over thirty years, Tyson has probed, dissected, explored, and questioned reality. Not fixed to one artistic style, Tyson’s mission is to challenge himself and the audience, while working with diverse materials—paint, clay, metal, resin—to question our knowledge of the world we perceive as real, and art’s role in representing it.

Iterations and Variations offers an overview of the artist’s work in many media, with gallery installation views. Featuring 400 illustrations, and contributions by a number of leading critics, this is an edifying look at the acclaimed artist. 


Keith Tyson


Keith Tyson is a British contemporary artist and the winner of the prestigious Turner Prize.

Michael Archer


Michael Archer is an art critic and Professor of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. His writing on art has appeared in Artforum, Parkett, and Art Monthly.

Matthew Collings


Matthew Collings is an art critic, writer, broadcaster, and artist.

Ariane Koek


Ariane Koek is known internationally for her work in the arts, sciences, and technology. She founded the Arts at CERN program.

Mark Rappolt


Mark Rappolt is editor in chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia.

Beatrix Ruf


Beatrix Ruf is a curator and editor. She works with the Hartwig Art Production/Collection Fund, the LUMA Foundation, and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.