Johnny Taylor
Lotus Flower
2016

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Bright colored blocks compose Johnny Taylor's acrylic and mixed media paintings characterized by a sense of optimism. He enjoys the look and feel of loose, graffiti-like marks, text, and “noise” against these vividly hued planes. His textured artwork consists of up to thirty layers, with each new layer showing a bit of the one beneath, either by transparency, the masking of certain areas, or by a scraping away of recent layers. This multi-layered process yields unexpected colors and forms. Taylor often incorporates excerpts of lorem ipsum, a dummy text used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document, as well as imagery referencing the American film and music industry. His inspirations are often drawn from advertising images and glyphs, the visual shorthand of contemporary pop culture.

This 24 inch square bright original artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the one-of-a-kind artwork are painted black, and it does not require framing. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental US shipping and global shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware is included.

Born in Helena, Arkansas; Johnny Taylor grew up in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Early inspirations were MAD Magazine, Star Wars, and the rock band KISS—an art/film/music troika of influences that would remain consistent. Taylor began painting as a student at the University of Memphis (BFA, Art History, 1996) and was quickly drawn to the layered Pop Art works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg. Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles has represented his dynamic paintings since 2010. His richly layered works have been exhibited and collected internationally. His works are held in private collections in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, London and Zurich.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 FLEA Store, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Everything In The World Has Changed, Yard Dog Gallery, Marfa, TX
2007 Twenty Seven, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
Arts At The Airport, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN
2006 Present Perfect, Vue Gallery, Memphis, TN
2005 Texas Medicine, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2017 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
2016 ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Art Hamptons, New York
2016 Affordable Art Fair New York
2016 Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
2016 Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA
2015 Love Art Fair Toronto, Canada
2015 ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2015 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2015 AzArt, New York, NY
2014 Art Toronto, Canada
2014 Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA
2014 AzArt, New York, NY
2014 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2013 Gallery Seventeen, Greenville, SC
2013 Affordable Art Fair Seattle, WA
2013 Parlor Gallery, Ashbury Park, NJ
2013 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2013 POW WOW, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2012 Urban Discovery, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Aerial, Jules Place, Boston, MA
2011 Local Color, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
LA-Zurich, Kunstwarenhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Atomic Vision, Tria Gallery, New York, NY
COLORS, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Everything But the Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Made Out of Beautiful (Pop/UnPop), Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2009 Little Exaltations, Deffebach Gallery, Hudson, NY
2008 Yard Dog Gallery, Marfa, TX
2008 Art Outside, Enchanted Forest, Austin, TX
2008 Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM
2007 Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
2007 Nashville International Airport
2006 Vue Gallery, Memphis, TN
2005 Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Carver, Jon: “Pop Art Now”, The Santa Fean, 2007
Koeppel, Fredric: “Frozen In Time: Taylor’s Pop Culture Images”, The Commercial Appeal, 2007
Kobylarz, Philip: “Texas Medicine”, Number Magazine, 2005
Koeppel, Fredric: “Burst of Maturity Pours Forth”, The Commercial Appeal, 2005
Koeppel, Fredric: “Taylor’s Expression Swims In Bright Colors, Imbued In Popular Culture”, The Commercial Appeal, 2004
Lacy, Sarah: “A Cast of Characters”, Memphis Business Journal, 1999

COLLECTIONS
The City of Memphis
Commercial Bank & Trust Co.
Westime Beverly Hills
Foley & Lardner LLP

About the gallery: Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich (Switzerland Kunstwarenhaus Est. 2000) and Los Angeles (USA Est. 2010), Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, figurative and abstract art from the hottest emerging and mid-career artists.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    24 in. H x 24 in. W
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU4262136773
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