Artwork by Tim Taylor

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Art by American Artist Tim Taylor. Painting, Ceramics, Multimedia Sculpture, Ultraviolet, and Installation. Artwork by Timothy Taylor is also online at TheTimTaylor.com

TimothyTaylorArt.com, a clone of this website, is being built soon. The link above to TheTimTaylor.com directs to an older, commercial template format hosted by ArtSlant, and will probably not be re-newed in 2018. This site is slowly building, but it's all custom coded by the artist, there are no ads, 3rd parties or tracking, and you are as close as it gets to being in the artists studio.



What's New

3 New Bronze Sculptures are Cast

The three new waxes that are now at foundry

Three waxes that were sculpted a few years ago were held back from casting because of the risk of failure by amateur "expert" foundry workers. Two very nice works were lost in Hungary in 2009 when a local foundry located near the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet "blew up" the sculptures. The works were carved in polystyrene, a method learned from Sculptor Aldo Casanova of Scripps College in Claremont, CA. The earliest bronzes were cast from polyurethane at the JohnsonAtelier foundry in Hamilton, NJ, where Taylor was an apprentice in 1999.


"Two Rings", 1999, Cast at the Johnson Atelier

When Johnson stopped casting metal Taylor was without a foundry for several years. Taking some work to Hungary for casting in 2009 it was not only destroyed, but Taylor was offered a "lesson" in casting from the pyromaniac who blew up the artwork. The academics at the Studio insisted sculptors should only carve in wax. It was a lesson Taylor couldn't properly learn because of earlier successes and his esteem for Casanova and Johnson. Years later Taylor gambled his work at the Bronze Works foundry in Santa Cruz, CA. Taylor was able to cast a few "Balls" that were made from pure wax, but again he was warned of the risk of expansion of the polystyrene. Bronze Works foundry, and several others, could not assure the sculptures would not be destroyed in the burn out. But Taylor knew that the real problem was the foundry's spruing and ceramic investment process failure. So the forms were saved by the delay as Taylor sought better talent. Not an easy hunt. The forms needed to be properly engineered for venting during the burn out and the ceramic shell investment had to be strong. The Johnson Atelier foundry would dip the sculpture in a hard silica based ceramic shell numerous times over a period of two weeks to acheive the strength necessary to burn out foam without cracking. Apparently the newer foundrys use materials that just don't hold up under the industrial conditions Taylor requires to cast his forms. After many phone calls and referrals Taylor finally met with Sculptor Tim Doyle of Doyle Studios in Los Angeles, who was experienced enough to know what it was Taylor needed. Visiting the foundry, Taylor saw that the investment process was sufficient. Status as of New Years Eve: All three are poured successfully, now awaiting pick up by the artist for final metal chasing. One will have a patina, another will be painted and baked in enamel, and the third may be either plated or get a patina.


The First Berliner 2018 is in Print

The 2018 edition of "The First Berliner" has a page of Taylor's work completed while on residence in Italy, 2016. For a preview of this page click here.

The Art Machine Page is Now Online

"Art Machine" is an assembly made from over 35 individual small sculptures, created at the Wassard Elea Refugium for Artists and Scholars in 2016, where Taylor spent the better part of the year. During that time the Residency had guest aesthetics philosophers, music composers, performing artists, painters and writers. The topics of the philosophers, who are source material for art critics, included "the ugly", in addition to on-going discussions about form, function, and commercialization in contemporary art. "Art Machine" is destined for the Sculpture Portfolio page, but you can view it now here.

New Painting has arrived at the PAKS Gallery in Austria for 2018


"Fragmented" 2017 Acrylic on Canvas 22" X 30"

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"Art Professionals" is Released and now in Print

Masters of Today was the first art book publisher to take notice of Taylor's work, and added the artist to "Creative Genius" and "Art in Vogue".



The publisher took a bold step in printing what in the early 2000's was still a bit taboo - Taylor's Ultraviolet Installation. Taylor had been advised by established artists not to let out that he was doing ultraviolet work, as it would "never be accepted" in the fine art world. But the ultraviolet technology, taken from stage set designing, intrigued Taylor. It wouldn't be the first time he followed the muse down what looked like a dead end alley. And when Petru wrote that he was excited by the UV work, it was a welcomed encouragement.

To view the ten pages of "Art professionals" with Taylor's artwork, Click here.

Earlier in 2017


ART TAKES MANHATTAN, May 2017

In May 2017 Taylor's artwork was shown in "Art Takes Manhattan". Accepted at the last minute, work that was available was shown: 4 small sculptures and 4 paintings. The "Balls" included the 2 Gold Plated bronzes, Aluminum Ball, and Silver Ball. Among the 4 paintings this was the first show for "White Noise" and "Compass". Taylor had the window of the large front room at the old Robert Miller Gallery, where Warhol and others in the history of art also exhibited.




AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, August 2017

The Amsterdam International Art Fair, September 2017. In this set some art that was shown in the June 2016 Louvre Art Shopping was brought in, and two new paintings had their debut.




LOUVRE ART SHOPPING JUNE 2016

Ceramic work and the paintings were completed just days before the show opened.

Here are a few pictures of the paintings and ceramics that were on display at the Louvre.


"Static" Acrylic on Linen

"Sky Parcels" Acrylic on Linen


"Map" Acrylic on Linen

Ceramic "Clay Forms"

Some of the Clay Forms were Raku-fired

"Space Junk", Raku-fired Stoneware


"Clay Ball" Raku-Fired Stoneware


"Clay Ball 2", Raku-Fired Stoneware


Returning to the Artist Residence in Italy after the show in France, there was some work to do on a new Fresco Form, and on a sketch for installation, "Factory"


"Fresco Form"


"Fresco Form", 2016, 100 cm X 50 cm X 50 cm, Pigment in Plaster on Polystyrene


"Factory", 2016, is a pvc pipe construction with 37 lights and nearly 15 meters of wire in the circuit. It runs on 3 Volt batteries for about 5 minutes before it burns out completely at ten. So the Gallery owner arranged for an electrician to add a transformer and step down. They say it plugs in now.



Click here to go to pictures of "Factory".



A month earlier in September was the Rotterdam Art Fair, followed by an Artists Residency in Italy that lasted through November.

The Rotterdam Art Fair, September 2016.

The doors opened at 8 PM for a private opening.
The show opened to the public for one day, Saturday.

3 Sculptures on Exhibit at Rotterdam '16



EARLIER THIS SUMMER:

May and June 2016 was at the Wassard Elea Artists residency in Southern Italy. At the time the philospohers with an interest in art were discussing the topic "The Ugly", even as thay say was used by Warhol.




Here are a few snapshots of art finished in Italy.

"Art Machine Parts"; 2016
Plaster on Polyurethane.

"Art Machine"; 2016
Latex on Machine Parts assembled with Epoxy.

The Art Machine and it's parts.

"Melting Tree"; 2016

Plaster on Steel Wire


"Fresco Form"; 2016
Watercolor on Plaster over Polyurethane

"Gesso Form" 2016
Plaster on Polyurethane