Much like street artists, Ty Rawls's contemporary artwork is inspired by social justice, important ideological figures, and iconic cultural moments within black history. Rawls evolves the cultural narrative by re-presenting these stories with truth, respect, and beauty.
Ty has a great affinity for his collectors. In terms of his process, Ty spends months working on compositions that become large-scale works. Each work is painted on a surface with a thick layer of gesso. Gesso creates a beautiful layer of “frosting” to paint on, as well as adding longevity to the painting. Collecting Ty's paintings is not only supporting the meaningful work but acquiring work that is purpose-built to last centuries, with the intention to carry on an important cultural narrative.