Martin Browne Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by A. J. Taylor.
Taylor’s latest exhibition takes as its inspiration from the banks of the majestic Hawkesbury River and from the sub-tropical rainforests of the Mapleton Forest Reserve located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. From a distance A.J. Taylor’s paintings appear to depict the landscape with an almost photographic realism. Yet on closer examination, the rocky cliffs and serene waters fracture into abstract shapes and marks, while the surrounding vegetation disintegrates into flat abstract mark-making and areas of saturated colour. In the time-consuming and painstaking technique Taylor has developed, layer upon layer of paint has been applied and then rubbed back - creating an almost polished surface whilst building an illusion of depth and light into the two dimensional field.
Press release courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary.