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Johnny Taylor

The Day I Had Everything #26, 2015

Acrylic, Screen Print and Marker on Wood
18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
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Los Angeles, Zürich
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Artspace Warehouse
Los Angeles, Zürich
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Born in Helena, Arkansas, Johnny Taylor grew up in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Early …

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Born in Helena, Arkansas, Johnny Taylor grew up in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Early inspirations were MAD Magazine, Star Wars, and the rock band KISS—an art/film/music troika of influences that would remain consistent. Taylor began painting as a student at the University of Memphis (BFA, Art History, 1996).

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Johnny Taylor
American, b. 1971
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The paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Johnny Taylor explore the visual cacophony we encounter every day without taking the time to really observe. Working in acrylic, marker, screen print, and spray paint on canvas or wood, Taylor finds inspiration in the visual detritus of the urban landscape: graffiti, murals, hand-painted signs, graphic design, vintage advertising, store displays, and package design. The resulting works call to mind Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Stuart Davis, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat and the regional arts of the American South. “I paint what I see,” the artist has said. “My practice of applying layer upon layer and the subsequent masking and tearing away of those layers to reveal many previous layers is informed by the abandoned billboards peeling layers, revealing bits of images that came before, scraps of its history visible all at once.”

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About the work
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Born in Helena, Arkansas, Johnny Taylor grew up in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Early …

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Born in Helena, Arkansas, Johnny Taylor grew up in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Early inspirations were MAD Magazine, Star Wars, and the rock band KISS—an art/film/music troika of influences that would remain consistent. Taylor began painting as a student at the University of Memphis (BFA, Art History, 1996).

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Signed on the front
Johnny Taylor
American, b. 1971
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The paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Johnny Taylor explore the visual cacophony we encounter every day without taking the time to really observe. Working in acrylic, marker, screen print, and spray paint on canvas or wood, Taylor finds inspiration in the visual detritus of the urban landscape: graffiti, murals, hand-painted signs, graphic design, vintage advertising, store displays, and package design. The resulting works call to mind Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Stuart Davis, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat and the regional arts of the American South. “I paint what I see,” the artist has said. “My practice of applying layer upon layer and the subsequent masking and tearing away of those layers to reveal many previous layers is informed by the abandoned billboards peeling layers, revealing bits of images that came before, scraps of its history visible all at once.”

Johnny Taylor

The Day I Had Everything #26, 2015

Acrylic, Screen Print and Marker on Wood
18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Los Angeles, Zürich
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