ANDREW TAYLOR

Andrew Taylor received his BFA from the Victorian College of the Arts in his
hometown of Melbourne, Australia in 1987. Taylor’s art career is marked by
international recognition and wide critical acclaim. Featured in many solo and
group exhibitions alike, the artist has been specifically lauded as a notable
presence in contemporary Australian art.

Taylor’s paintings challenge what has come to be considered the norm in still-lifes.
Addressing natural themes in a more “elastic” manner, the artist’s pieces often
resemble layered floral motifs rather than true-to-life representations of fabricated
scenes. Many of Talyor’s paintings call to mind Chinese or Japanese scrolls, with
simplified leaves and flowers prominently displayed against bold color gradients,
sometimes to the effect of being shrouded in mist. Yet other pieces showcase a
bold, two-dimensional color palette as Taylor layers flora of different colors to
imply depth and perspective and essentially give the viewer the illusion of peering
through the plants. With this, Taylor describes a unifying theme in his pieces as an
allusion to “the things we look through when we think we should be looking
somewhere else.” Overall, Taylor’s paintings comment on the elusive nature of the
environment around us.

ANDREW TAYLOR
Gold & Black
silkscreen on acrylic with crushed pigment
36 x 24 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: Encino 2
oil on canvas
18 x 18 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: Lake Balboa 9
Mixed Media
24 x 24 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: San Fernando Night 1
oil on canvas
52 x 80 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: San Fernando Night 2
mixed media
51 1/2 x 80 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: Lake Balboa, Cherry Blossoms 2
monotype, mixed media on acrylic
28 x 24 in
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: Two Tree 4
oil on canvas
24 x 24 in
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: Dampier 2
monotype and encaustic on board
12 x 12 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Untitled
Monotype, mixed media on acrylic
9 3/4 x 12 3/4 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Ruin 1C
mixed media on acrylic
32 x 32 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside: Gums
Mixed Media on Acrylic
25 x 29 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Outside; Evening 12
oil on canvas, diptych
48 x 48 in.
ANDREW TAYLOR
Ruin 1A
mixed media on acrylic
32 x 32 in.