Gallery 9 is pleased to present a new series of landscape paintings by Michael Taylor. Comprising twelve works, the exhibition focuses on two consistent subjects in Taylor's practice: the Monaro region south of Canberra, where he resides, and the adjacent southern coastline of NSW.
Although abstract in the traditional sense, Taylor's landscapes are palpably real. Light, wind, rain, sun and air are magisterially conjured with bold, direct mark making. Now in his eighty-fifth year, Taylor demonstrates full control of the brush, letting it slap and drip, or delicately dance, to give precise atmospheric effects. Thin veils of warm colour glow from underneath some paintings, suggesting a golden or crepuscular light. In others, churning blues and greens give the impression of salt-spray and the rhythmic movement of the sea.
Press release courtesy Gallery 9.