To follow on our recent article on Belgian Artist Berlinde de Bruyckere, we are pleased to profile Melbourne artist John Taylor, whose works our Design Director Broderick Ely has collected since the 1990s. We are fortunate enough that one of John’s early works is always displayed amongst our office’s collection.
John’s work has always been an investigation of the potential of oil paint. His paintings often take months in their execution, allowing layers of paint to dry before working over the surface again, which enables his images to slowly develop over time. John’s works are an ongoing conversation about atmospheres and relationships that beautifully convey the drama and complexity of his journey and observations in life. John has amassed a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout Victoria and New South Wales over two decades.
John was educated at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Victorian College of the arts, and the students League of New York. John is represented by Martin Allen Antiques 20th Century Gallery in South Melbourne.