Keith Tyson's work can be seen as an ongoing investigation into the question of how and why things come into being. Many of them investigate the physical forms and systems found within the natural world; others examine the effects of mankind on the environment, and the ensuing man-made forms and systems. Influenced as much by astrophysics and mathematics as by observation of, and reflection on, nature, Tyson's work presents a unique combination of scientific data with poetic artistry.
Tyson’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures have been the subject of more than 20 solo exhibitions since 1995 and over 100 group shows since 1990. In addition to receiving the 2002 Turner Prize for his show 'Supercollider' at the South London Gallery, Tyson received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Brighton (2005) and the ICA Arts and Innovation Award, London (1996).