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Juxtapoz Magazine Taylor White Has a Meat Dream

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Recently, we featured Taylor WhiteOur work in’s A PortfolioWhite’s new solo show has us enthralled. Meat DreamView the. L21 GalleryPalma, Spain. In this recent body of work, we encounter unstable houses, and vibrating office chairs – transforming these archetypes into complex, movement-desperate structures, reminiscent of sculptural images.

We can imagine the frantic drawing process, the urge to draw straight onto the canvas. Everything is left in its raw, unfiltered form.

The “images” are recognizable, we know the house, the chair, all of these naïve models of our upbringing. The familiar symbols make them recognizable, but their strength and depth makes them distinct. White’s intuitive approach to drawing makes an alteration to the proportions, due to the fast-pace, time-limited dynamic way of painting.

The work conveys in a palpable feeling of being “on edge”, caught in a dichotomy of panic and euphoria. In the drawings, we can see the compression and the urgency that is evident in each series. The overlaying of the drawings creates an illusion of perpetual motion, which increases the paradoxical spectrum.

As we begin this body of work, it prompts questions about the emotions that are associated with each archetype.  Do we feel the exact same way towards a home? To a chair? What do they really represent in today’s societal landscape

When approaching, adapting and restructuring these archetypes, a new layer meaning emerges – Through a dark-humored perspective to these all-time known prototypes, we find simplicity and immerse ourselves to cancel out the external influences.

In an exclusive interview, the artist revealed how his paintings took over his house, forcing him to relocate. This sense of urgency is reflected in his paintings, which evoke a feeling of immediacy and intense. In the same article, White confessed to initially being intimidated when it came to color theory and artistic principles. But this changed after he began to trust his intuition. And this proposal is shown today.” —Zé Ortigão



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