Tyler Roste (b.1990) is a photographer who grew up in the state of Kansas. Born in Missouri, Roste spent his childhood in a suburb of Kansas City. Roste received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Kansas in 2013. He has recently had work in numerous group shows including No Nudes, No Sunsets in Catskill, NY and Summer Sunday Dream in Pittsburgh, PA at the SilverEye lab. A selection of images from ‘The Devil at God’s Elbow’ is currently being shown at The Coalescence in Jackson, TN. Since finishing undergrad, he has been living and working in New York City where he continues to photograph in the Northeastern regions of the United States including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York State.
The Mosquito Doesn’t Exist
The title of this project, taken from an excerpt of Sam Shepard’s book ‘The One inside’, refers to identifying the physical attributes of someone suffering from insanity. This collection of mostly new work is, in a way, a physical representation of a mental state of purgatory. These are all dots, markers disconnected by a physical place but floating in my own mental space. Disassociation, confusion and anxiety. Overarching themes of religion, Heaven and Hell, good and evil. These photographs represent a mental purgatory and create a physical picture calculated through my travels of America. This work is ongoing, but is a sort of diary into the mental psyche of an America that is feeling less and less like the one I grew up in, the one I thought I understood. I feel more and more confused, more estranged. These photographs might be a way for me to cope with the vastly unknown landscape of my home.
To view more of Tyler Roste’s work please visit his website.