Tyler Nykilchyk, dissociative blue

work statement

“dissociative blue” uses 2D animation and cyanotype (an alternative photographic printing process) to explore the cycles we often find ourselves stuck in. Time slips by as we run in circles. The details change and blur, but our internal narrative repeats. Can we ever move forward if we remain the same? Or does part of us need to die so that we can see the way?

artist bio

Tyler Nykilchyk is a queer, neurodivergent, interdisciplinary artist, working with photographic processes, filmmaking, drawing, textiles, and sculpture. He’s a recent graduate from the diploma program at the School of the Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO). Nykilchyk has exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (Toronto, 2023), and has screened his short films in festivals in the UK, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Gatineau, Toronto, and Ottawa. They’re interested in combining traditional craft practices with alternative processes and technology, resulting in a unique visual story. Nykilchyk’s work invites the viewer to intimately observe struggle, creating a vulnerable and thought-provoking experience that encourages self reflection.