Al Taylor’s work is filled with playful everyday poetry, granting even the most banal phenomena a position of glory.
Puddles of dog urine, peas, or human thumbs are all part of Taylor’s universe, in which sculptures and prints – the three-dimensional and two-dimensional – enter a unique dialogue. The artistic experiment is reduced to an absolute minimum in Taylor’s works. He sees, hears or finds, then lets the phenomenon be seen from numerous angles and points of view. As he said himself: ‘Instead of forcing myself onto some anonymous objects, I try to find a method that will allow them to form their own logic beyond me.’ Regardless of how prosaic or down-to-earth Taylor’s objects are, they always turn into wry yet uncompromising poetry.
Al Taylor (1948-1999) collaborated with BORCH Editions from 1989 until 1998.