Jay Taylor, ‘The World Does Not Oblige’, 2017
Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Ink on Aluminium Panel. 42cm x 29.7cm x 0.3cm.
Jay Taylor pulls apart the tradition of painting. With his signature style, he blends cultural references to contemporary life: graphics, gaming, digital influences, a still life or a portrait. He merges modern with tradition, present and past. During the process these initial reference points then give way to mark-making beyond control. He comes to painting after a hugely successful career as an illustrator for clients including the Guardian, Tatler, Ted Baker & more.