Kinetic Expressions by artist Dan Taylor
Committed to Color, Growth, and Expression
Texture and vibrancy are two key characteristics in Dan Taylor’s work. His paintings offer an enticing array of colors and compositions that excite and entrance viewers, inviting them to form personal connections with each piece.
Growing up a creative person in a creative household, Taylor was drawn to painting because it was a way to release his artistic passion. “I think painting represents my artistic side, particularly my desires to put forth expressions of color in an often-chaotic way,” he says.
The seemingly-random bursts of color common in Taylor’s work are in fact applied in precise, meaningful ways. The strokes, splashes, and swirls all have personal importance to Taylor, but he wants his viewers to be able to build their own personal relationships with each painting.
He admits it’s not always easy revealing the personal connection he has with each piece. “I hope I’m learning to give more of myself with each new painting,” Taylor says. “I’m not always great at explaining what a particular painting means to me, but it’s part of me.”
Inspiration in Taylor’s work stems mostly from his love of colors. His connection to color goes beyond hues and shades, though; color can also have an emotional impact on the final product. Taylor describes his recent work on painting a board, as opposed to the usual medium of canvas. “The colors and impression started to form a vision in my mind,” Taylor says. “It turned into a rainbow and ultimately became my tribute to the victims of the Orlando Pulse massacre. It was quite emotional.”
Taylor explains that as an abstract painter, his work doesn’t always start off with a clear vision of what the final piece will look like. “As more colors and textures are applied, the vision can change,” he says. And this means Taylor could have around six or eight paintings in progress at a time.
“I think my work has become freer and more confident as I’ve evolved as a painter,” Taylor shares. “My interests are continually shaped in a circular fashion: I want to learn more, so I see more. As I see more, I want to try my own variations. Artists need to do, and I’m always trying to do.”
Kinetic Expressions by artist Dan Taylor ( SECOND Friday art opening, free for public)
August 11th, 6-9 PM art opening and the exhibition will be on display from Aug 4th – September 16th.
Venvi Art GAllery
2901 E. Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32301