Still Life – Benjamin Thomas Taylor
Signed and numbered limited edition Giclée print on 320gsm cotton rag archival paper
55 x 41 cm Edition of 50.
‘Still Life’ depicts a remote American landscape, dressed in snow. Above lies a romantic winter’s sky in brilliant yellows, slate blues and flamingo pinks. Over the vista is superimposed the paradoxical title ‘Still Life’ in big block letters, gently laced with a soft, blue, ‘Paint by Numbers’ pattern. Bright and poppy, the print subverts the picture postcard, both offering and withholding a tantalising space within.
Benjamin Thomas Taylor is known for his bright, Pop Art inspired landscapes. Fuelled by a sense of joy, his detailed paintings and prints open up hyperreal spaces, crossing from reality into a parallel world of limitless possibility, full of colour and creation. Having studied painting at the University of Brighton, he has since gone on to exhibit with a number of galleries both in the UK and internationally.