Hi everybody! Work, travel and transitioning to a brand spanking new computer have all conspired to keep me from my blog for nearly three weeks, and that’s just unacceptable! It’s also prevented me from posting my Weekly Art Galleries, and that’s something I miss a lot. So without any further ado, let’s check out the work of San Francisco-based artist Kevin E. Taylor.
Having grown up within the cultural climate surrounding skateboarding and punk rock in the mid eighties, Kevin E. Taylor developed a dynamic interest in art, music, and the creative process in general. Following receipt of a B.F.A. in Illustration from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 1995, he continued to explore the possibilities of artistic creation through thoughtful observation, experimentation, and improvisational technique.
His work deals largely with humankind’s relationship with the environment and its positioning as animal within a visual landscape. Throughout his work, Taylor cleverly contrasts serene pastoral topography with subjects in truly precarious situations. This contradiction creates an emotional conflict that hovers between hope and hopelessness. His complex weaving of narratives makes his on-going theme of isolation all the more stirring. His work has been described as “adventurous and darkly comic.”
While primarily a painter, Kevin has also installed/exhibited film, sound, and sculpture to accompany and animate the stillness of the two-dimensional form. His work has been shown recently to American audiences in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; as well as internationally in Japan, Italy and Sweden. Although mostly working in the visual field, Kevin also writes and performs music in various forms. He currently resides in San Francisco.