ALASTAIR TAYLOR | ONE HUNDRED AND THREE OF ME

In the course of a not uncommon discombobulation with the dreaded Facebook, Alastair Taylor managed to lose his page and, in the ensuing search, discovered an alarming number of Alastair Taylors all over the world. Creating a matrix of miniature portraits on metal, Alastair weaves together a world map of a multitude of unknown namesakes.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mundaring Arts Centre in Other Metro Perth precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Saturday 06 May 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017
Launch Friday 05 May 2017, 7-8.30pm

Alastair Taylor, Matrix image

Published by anonymous on Friday 28 April 2017.
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Creating a three-dimensional matrix of portraits strung on wires, local Darlington artist Alastair Taylor’s solo exhibition One Hundred and Three of Me considers the impact of our online existence. Through Facebook the artist discovers new ways of understanding human smallness and presents his findings in miniature portraits of 103 unknown namesakes. The work explores questions of individual identity and sense of place within the vastness of the online community. The exhibition is on display at Mundaring Arts Centre from 5 May – 18 June 2017.

Taylor studied illustration at Bath Academy of Art in the UK from 1979 to 1983. He has participated in over 20 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, held several solo exhibitions, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including two High Commendations for his works in the City of Melville Art Awards. His works are also represented in public and private collections including the City of Joondalup and the Shire of Mundaring Art Collections.

As a practicing artist Taylor draws inspiration from iconic painters such as Velasquez, Vermeer and Rembrandt. This exhibition marries Taylor’s exceptional contemporary painting skills, the power of installation and an emerging awareness of our loss of identity through overuse of multimedia.“In the course of a not uncommon discombobulation with the dreaded Facebook, I managed to lose my page and had to search for myself, with the rather disturbing result that I discovered dozens of Alastair Taylors all over the world,” Taylor explained in his exhibition proposal.

Location

7190 Great Eastern Hwy Mundaring WA 6073