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Johnny Taylor

Johnny Taylor

Residence Period: 2015.09.01-2015.10.26

Johnny Taylor


Alongside a presentation of new work in the underground space of Trans Arts Tokyo, Johnny will be extending his regular production method into the realm of street art at the nearby Glitch Coffee and Roasters, where he will paint a shutter work inspired by local imagery.

Trans Arts Tokyo 2015 Participating Artist

"I will adapt the role of "action painter" from my knowledge of Abstract Expressionism, an approach I am familiar with, fused with my new discovery of the "Gutai" movement of Japan, to create an experimental work using all of the endless visual streams of the inspirations of Tokyo."

Dates: October 21 (Wed) - 28 (Wed) 2015 *Closed Tuesdays
Time: 5-7PM *12-6 PM on the 24th and 25th
Venue: The Former Tokyo Denki University Site (Google maps: http://bit.ly/1Mdlhzy)
Free Entry

Artist Talk

Johnny Taylor will be joining other resident artists Mika Revell and Katherine Groesbeck in the studio for a discussion of their artistic practices and the background to their residency production - the Kanda area of Tokyo.

Date: October 23 (Fri) 2015
Time: 6 - 7:30 PM
Venue: AIR 3331 Nishikicho Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Google maps: http://bit.ly/1MYHNdS
Free Entry

Open Studio

The artist will be present in the studio with their works-in-progress. All are invited for open discussion and interaction.

Date: October 24 (Sat) 2015
Time: 12 - 6 PM
Venue: AIR 3331 Nishikicho Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Google maps: http://bit.ly/1MYHNdS
Free Entry

Profile

Johnny Taylor (b. 1973 Canada) is a contemporary abstract painter, living in Vancouver. His current methodology, which he has pursued over a decade, is formed from a study of ancient Asian painting, modern architecture, and the abstract expressionist movement. These elements propel his line driven, dynamic compositions that push the limits of traditional definitions of oil painting and mark-making. Johnny has been involved in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver and Los Angeles, and his work is part of collections throughout North America and Europe.

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