The onslaught, pace and ubiquity of change in modern life has said to have altered the way our brains are being wired. Our ability and need to adapt to this continuous flux leaves us reaching out for something concrete,
Simon Taylor’s practice extends notions of nature and landscape by focusing on a subtly fluid drip mark informed by the completion of an Environmental Science degree, long periods spent as a child in far western outback New South Wales, and both Western and Indigenous Australian abstraction. These marks when combined in various ways form a language that creates fields of energy that can transform into a variety of natural forms at both a macro and micro level. It is a way to connect with and feel nature. Since 2005 he has been included in several important group shows including the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2012, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, Queensland, 2010, ABN Amro Art Prize, ABN Amro Building Sydney and Melbourne 2007 and Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW 2006 and Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney 2005 (Invitation only). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours – First Class) and Masters of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. He has held 5 solo shows since 2007. Taylor’s recent work is informed by an extended residency in the centre of Australia.
Simon Taylor is represented by Martin Browne Contemporary.