Munka Ljungby, Skane, Sweden
About Denis Taylor
" When I am in conversation at social gatherings and I tell then that I'm an artist [painter] - I'm always asked.. "what do you paint?" ... and I always struggle to answer - It seems to me that in todays world everything needs to be categorized - So a painter is expected to say that he is a portrait artist, or a landscape painter or an abstract artist or some other speciality field - For me there is no category I can align myself with - to do so would prevent me from exploring what I can do with oil pigments on canvas - I mean, "whats the point of doing something if you know what it is you are going to do before you do it?" As Pablo once said.
To keep myself 'free' from any self restricting boxing-in of painting style I make a conscious effort of setting myself broad challenges - ones that involve risk taking to test my own limitations, this seems the logical and the only criteria I should really have to abide by or be concerned with.
In this way I can paint the human form, or nature or abstract, or portraits with a new approach each time, and not get bogged down thinking that I should follow a style or an accepted way of working [abstraction, surrealism,modernism or post minimalism, etc] - Art is and should be an adventure into the unknown every time.
Denis - February 3rd 2014
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Manchester High School of Art-
2015 -New Work in progress 'Conditions-' Special project paintings - from 2007 to 2014 - Paintings concerned with trauma and the human condition.
1989 (paintings from Greek Studio 1988)
Studied fine art in Greece from 1976- 1994). Exhibited Sweden- 1993-1994-1995-1996-1998-1999-2002. Exhibitor and art director for W.O.R.K Swedish art group- Commission for Heart 2 Art by Swedish Government Estonia Trust Fund- 1998 2002. 1996-2008. Exhibited Mulberry Gallery UK (2005 the blue path). "This is Not a Chair" Exhibition in Manchester Uk 2007