© 2019 MICHAEL TAYLOR

SEPTEMBER 2015

TROPHIES

WHATIFTHEWORLD / GALLERY, CAPE TOWN

Rendered in gouache and acrylic on paper Taylor’s large scale idiosyncratic portraits celebrate the male homemaker in a simultaneously irreverent and satirical style that articulates a camp reversal of gendered stereotypes. 

 

Trophy husbands, home fathers, taxi dads, leisure experts, and craft kings, are clubbed together for another of the artist’s unapologetic suburban fantasies. Jokingly reflecting on his own status as a homebody, Taylor dreams up a team of everyday heroes for his own private social club.

Taylor’s imaginary portraits are concerned with perceptions of figuration and narrative art. Whilst grounded in the  figurative, Taylor’s figures have become increasingly exaggerated adding a dynamic sense of abstraction to his images.

http://www.whatiftheworld.com/exhibition/trophies/

http://www.artsy.net/show/whatiftheworld-trophies

 
Home school tiger, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
The yoga suite, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 150 x 180 cm
 
The neighbourhood watch, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 150 x 180 cm
 
War games, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
Daddy tango, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
Vamp playdate, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
Afternoon break, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
Afternoon treat, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
The peach, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
The commoner, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
Mister magic touch, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
The milkshake mop, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 140 x 110 cm
 
Running the show, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 98 x 75 cm
 
Lunch club, Michael Taylor 2015, Acrylic and flashe on paper, 98 x 75 cm