California-born artist Tyrrell Winston’s artwork is a result of years of collecting, organizing, and reconfiguring discarded objects. Winston has obsessively collected found objects from the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn, as a public service, examination of, and fascination with the permanent energy left behind within the objects. Winston’s work also revolves around drawing parallels in the absurdity between the symbolism of contrasting objects. The intentional mixture of these elements examine hope and hopelessness, resurrection and regeneration, vitality and recklessness.


Winston is well known for his basketball wall sculptures that explore the concept of embedded history and how an object’s past can become abstracted. All of the basketballs in this series are found objects which Tyrrell manipulates into sculptural shapes as he links them together into a set of predetermined compositions. In an age where connections are intangible and we’ve lost sight of material consequence, Winston’s assemblages are a reminder that the things we neglect don’t disappear simply because we’ve moved on. His works nudge us to remember the persistent energy that remains within seemingly insignificant records of human existence.

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Tyrrell Winston

(Blue) Devil Worshipper, 2021
Used basketballs, liquid plastic, steel, epoxy
36h x 39w x 8d in

Weather is my favorite assistant, and that’s just something I have no desire to try to figure out how to manipulate because the ethos of the work is about all of these touches that are not mine.

— Tyrrell Winston

Selected Work

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Tyrrell Winston

Patriots Vs. Raiders, 2020.
Found tarp, steel panel, auto paint.
84h x 144w inches.

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Tyrrell Winston

Neighborhood Star, 2020
Used basketballs, liquid plastic, steel, epoxy
63h x 171w x 9d in

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