KEVIN EARL TAYLOR
“DEVIANT INSTINCT” SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 TO NOVEMBER 16, 2011, Circleculture Gallery, Gipsstraße 11, Berlin Mitte
OPENING: SEPTEMBER 6th 2011, 7pm
Today I was passing by the circleculture gallery and my husband and I were really excited about the art of Kevin Earl Taylor. The painting with the monkey who feeds the zebra with an egg is stunning. So if you have the possibility go and see the exhibition!
Kevin Earl Taylorʼ 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 Earl Taylor was born in 1972 in Charleston, SC. In 1995, he received a B.F.A. from The Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited and published throughout the US, as well as internationally. Though primarily an oil painter, he also explores time based art forms such as sound and video. The artist works and lives in San Francisco, California.