A consummate skilled sculptor and craftsman, Taylor is known for his large-scale sculptures characterized by his alternative choice of materials which vary from bronze casts to natural materials such as rammed earth, grass and stone.
In his exhibition titled “New Work”, held in the Collector’s Room of the gallery, from Sat 25 Jul – Sat 29 Aug 2015, Taylor presented a series of composite portraits, with merged likenesses drawn from the people in his daily life. These sculptures may be interpreted as representations of self, while they also pay tribute to the very community that defines and shapes one’s identity. In this sense, the work is both introspective and reflective, an exploration of what it means to be an individual that seeks to belong and thrive within a specific community. Taylor is one of South Africa’s most successful contemporary sculptors. His work is represented in private and corporate collections around the globe including Rand Merchant Bank; Saronsberg Wine Estate; Ellerman House; Museum Beelden aan Zee (The Hague); Sasol and the University of Pretoria, The University of the Free State, University of Cape Town, to name but a few. A great deal of his sculptures feature in public spaces both nationally and internationally.
Video: Collectors Club Evening, March 2016
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Catalogue: ‘New Work’ held in the Collector’s Room | Jul – Aug 2015
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