John Taylor

British b. 1955

Model of Honour
Model of Honour

Oil on canvas 47x57cm £1100

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Grey Poem
Grey Poem

Acrylic and collage on greyboard 39x46cm £800

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Sub Plot
Sub Plot

Acrylic and collage on greyboard 33.5x38.5cm £700

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Blue Geometric
Blue Geometric

Acrylic collage on greyboard 26x21cm £350

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Red Mentor
Red Mentor

Acrylic collage on greyboard 26x21cm £350

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Three With Orange
Three With Orange

Acrylic collage on greyboard 26x21cm £350

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Positive Issue
Positive Issue

Acrylic collage on greyboard 26x21cm £350

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Changing Times
Changing Times

Acrylic collage on greyboard 34x29cm £400

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Check In
Check In

Acrylic collage on greyboard 34x29cm £400

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Orange Status
Orange Status

Acrylic collage on greyboard 45x50cm £450

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Open Report
Open Report

Acrylic collage on greyboard 45x50cm £450

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Suitable Arrangement
Suitable Arrangement

Acrylic collage on greyboard 40x30cm £375

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Big Red
Big Red

Acrylic collage on greyboard 40x30cm £375

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Orange Interlude
Orange Interlude

Acrylic and collage on envelope 36x37cm £400

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Abstract Agent
Abstract Agent

Acrylic on envelope 33x34cm £400

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Nightshift
Nightshift

Acrylic on envelope 37x36cm £400

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Connected With Green
Connected With Green

Acrylic on envelope 35x30cm £400

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Acrylic on envelope 37x36cm £400

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Shadow Sculpture
Shadow Sculpture

Acrylic on envelope 36x30cm £400

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Suitable Construct
Suitable Construct

Acrylic on envelope 42x28cm £400

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About the Artist

To continue with the values of midcentury British abstraction John Taylor takes his inspiration from the St. Ives School of art but adds his own personal geometric simplicity and clarity.  Originally trained as a theatre and film designer at Central St. Martins Art School in London Johns work presents itself in a simple modernist style.  His work emphasises his passion for using shape colour and form to create intrigue and drama. He uses throwaway materials in the majority of his works where cereal packets, discarded carton card, envelopes and old papers all feature. These are often   disguised, reconstituted and reinvented.  The products and by-products of human existence are the materials for his work.
Collage features greatly in his oeuvre not just as a compositional process but as a component part.  His geometric card collages are mainly produced on a small intimate scale.  There should be no overthinking with these works.  Only a fundamental instinctive response is required.   
The Shadow Generator Series sees the artist using a combination of mono printing with mixed media to create a dramatic complex identity of suggested shadows or openings.  Created as individual pieces these works when combined together create a multiplication of similar elements that closely connect with each other.  Almost a social group if you will, where the whole is more than the sum of its parts.  The artist enjoys this chance element in his process.
John Taylors work is almost a paradox for a modern world where technology and computers strive for antiseptic precision with logicality and where a modern lifestyle manifests the fleeting and often superficial.  He strives to create a link with our primal self. Those emotions that are difficult to quantify or define, those that are intuitive and often illogical.  He aims to create a modern context where we can revisit and make sense again of our innate primitive instincts.