Lot 49: Andrew Taylor (Australian, b. 1967)
December 11, 2016
Aberdeen, Hong Kong , Hong KongLive Auction
Title: Outside: 16:22
Medium: Oil on linen
Dimensions (in cm, height x width) : 153 x 153cm
Artist or Maker: Andrew Taylor (Australian, b. 1967)
Literature: Taylors' work is notoriously known for capturing nature and largely reflects his story of living in Los Angeles for ten years with his wife (actress Rachel Griffiths) and their three children. Through his experience of a fast paced life in big city, Taylor de-mythologizes the artist position - he sees art as a place to reflect deeper and existential questions. Focused on private life, Taylor brings familiar feelings, warmth and patience to the audience. During the process of artistic creation, author slows the pace, analyzes a specific moment, holds it for a while and captures things in it. Precisely, capturing the moment, a glimpse of a mind, art can hold the time flow and materialize the presence. On the thin line between figurative and abstract arts, Taylor paints intimate, fleeting details of the unknown natural environment which belongs to the moment that disappears. In fast moving world, it is impossible to slow down, but Taylor's acrylic windows allows us to watch stillness and silence of the nature trough the filters of technology, culture and city we are drown in.