Art Blog of George Taylor, mixed media artist from Charlbury, Oxfordshire.
"For over 50 years I have sought to explore the mysteriousness of living through painting. So far as I can see, it is the magic of mystery that creates great art and art without that magic is lifeless."
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
George Taylor's RBSA Solo Exhibition
Floater by George Taylor
“For over 50 years I have sought to explore the mysteriousness of living through painting,” says contemporary artist George Taylor. “So as far as I can see, it is the magic of mystery that creates great art and art without that magic is lifeless.”
For 54 years Taylor has sought to create a visual language that conveys a world of places both real and imaginary, both physical and not. From this, his development as an artist has stemmed and blossomed to be exemplified at his solo exhibition, which opened on July 1st.
The exhibition will be open until the 13th of July and is being held at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. The pieces being shown are of mixed media and the time of their completion ranges from the year 2000 to the present, an especially prolific period in Taylor’s career.
His work is so uniquely alive, as it possesses gestural qualities but provides a more polished result. It is rough but deliberate. His use of fragments and demonstration of only moments of a form is somewhat poetic. He appears to apply guidelines to lead the viewer to a specific idea or intention, however, the path is not completely clear. Certain aspects are left open to viewer interpretation, which leaves the promising success of Taylor’s exhibition in the hands of his audience.