Kevin Earl Taylor’s paintings have a symbiotic theme showing organisms, animals, and humans all coexisting. Whether parasitic or beneficial, the common thread behind his oil paintings is that these strange creatures all exist together – similar to our own reality. His fascination with animals, environment, and human relations has led him to turn animals into humans in an anthropomorphic figure. The collective consciousness that makes us aware of other beings on the planet is incorporated in his paintings to tell a story of life, and this thing we call death. Taylorʼ s abstract narratives are dream oriented in a playful, sometimes renaissance oriented painting style. With humor, harmony, morphology, genealogy, symbiosis, and just not taking himself too seriously, Kevin Earl Taylor attempts to expose the animal within.
Kevin walks you through some of the work in Deviant Instinct, his show at Circleculture Gallery in the video above and discusses the various concepts and themes within his work.
Like graffiti? Me too! And you’ll find some of the best graffiti art within the city of Berlin. Perhaps its for this very reason the Circleculture Gallery is focused on promoting urban art & artists such as Daniel Tagno. This Berlin-based grafitti artist has been playing with the configuration of his paintcans into a tool he calls the gadget to manipulate their patterns; like writing with multiple pens in parallel, and the results are beautiful! Daniel also takes his art beyond the paintcan in his series titled FÜR SEMPRE and beyond the walls with his PAINTINGS.
Black Forest, German native Stefan Strumbel is another urban fine artist represented by the Circleculture Gallery of Berlin. Strumbel reinterprets embedded regional folk classics of his personal past: the cuckoo clock, the pre-lentan Alemannic Carnival mask… familiar objects of home transformed with pop-culture flair, bright colors and iconic substitutions; a confrontation to cultural cliches. Strumbel’s work will be on exhibit in October as part of Escape 2010: Escape the Golden Cage, International Exhibition of Urban Art, Austria.