‘First Light Buffet’ by Michael Taylor
Breakfast at Sister Artist in Residence
Dimensions: 130cm x 150cm
Framed in light oak tray frame
Michael Taylor (born 1979) is a South African artist who lives and works in Cape Town. He studied at Stellenbosch University, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Visual Art. Primarily working in the mediums of painting and drawing, his work explores notions around narrative art, absorbing ideas from illustration and abstract representation. In 2013, Michael was shortlisted as 100 Young Painters of Tomorrow by Thames & Hudson. His work is also included in the Woodner Collection.
Taylors’ work can be described as ironic, illustrative, and self-reflexive pictures. Taylor draws comparisons between personal and cultural knowledge – themes and narratives that inform his everyday thinking. These interpretations are fundamentally concerned with image-text paradigms – the subtleties between visual thoughts and language. He looks at these relationships, particularly the interplay between an image and its adjoined title, as concepts for his work.