12/02/2012 § 1 Comment
NOVEMBER 23, 2012 – MARCH 30, 2013
Kevin Earl Taylor’s paintings have a symbiotic theme showing organisms, animals and humans all coexisting. Whether parasitic or beneficial, the common thread behind his oil paintings is that these strange creatures all exist together – similar to our own reality. His fascination with animals, environment and human relations has led him to turn animals into humans in an anthropomorphic figure. The collective consciousness that makes us aware of other beings on the planet is incorporated in his paintings to tell a story of life and this thing we call death. Taylor’s abstract narratives are dream-oriented in a playful, sometimes renaissance oriented painting style. With humor, harmony, morphology, genealogy, symbiosis and just not taking himself too seriously, Kevin Earl Taylor attempts to expose the animal within.In his newest exhibition “Annex”, San Francisco based painter Kevin Earl Taylor explores scenarios created through joining interdependent material. Within these works, human constructed segments fuse with particles of nature and compose new forms. Once formulated, new visual diagrams invoke hypnotism, trance and worship. Analogies are drawn to native cultures wherein humans and nature melt together without a trace of division.”Between each nexus, lies the compromise existing to attach isolated elements. I am fascinated with the fiber – the thread, both organic and inanimate that weaves worlds together.”All works were created during an extended stay in Berlin.