10/04/2006

Scott Taylor

47 comments:

Painter said...

Scott Taylor @
V&A
98 Mott Street
2 floor

Mothra said...

It isn't so easy to pull off that representational/abstract tightrope-walk, but he manages to do it. Pinch o' Baselitz, dash of Terry Winters, exploding heads, meaty paint chop = yum.

yawn said...

friends, yawn

Cross said...

Very timely, Halloweeny painting.

exu said...

like the green area-could use some editing,too much going on,too many influences showing-

flyover_land said...

I prefer the paintings on Taylor's web site - they have a little more room to breathe. The site took an extra minute to find as there is a very different artist named Scott Taylor. This painting seems like something leaning up against the dumpster outside the painting studios at the end of the semester.

yawn said...

student work
from a state school
in Idaho

zipthwung said...

Reminds me of the x-files episode where this cloud of stinging gnats comes out of a prehistoric log. They have the embeded memeory of a creature that reconstitutes itself and wrecks havock on modern man.

I the same way, this painting uses recycled tropes to "deconstruct" a flemish painting and then "wreck havock" on modern man.

Still, im saying people know how to paint. THats not really the issue. I mean my issue.

zipthwung said...

Reminds me of the x-files episode where this cloud of stinging gnats comes out of a prehistoric log. They have the embeded memeory of a creature that reconstitutes itself and wrecks havock on modern man.

I the same way, this painting uses recycled tropes to "deconstruct" a flemish painting and then "wreck havock" on modern man.

Still, im saying people know how to paint. THats not really the issue. I mean my issue.

zipthwung said...

It feels a little unresolved - and not in a "I couldnt see through my existential angst" kind of way, but more of a "I wanted to leave it unresolved so the composition would work" kind of way. Well it doesnt, for the above mentrioned reason.

WHich is not to say its too self conscious - you can never second guess yourself enough. Keep piling it up until you cant paint. thats the way to do it, and you allways got MTV. Dire straits man.

I like the idea of self effacement - sort of COndo meets baeslitz.

closeuup said...

He has a good website and seeing a lot more of his work really helps.

good stuff

kelli said...

Oh Ok Painter posted the older work with the disembodied mouth and figure before. Helpful to know the size(large)too Closeuup.

zipthwung said...

scale matters - for the lips - small it becomes more Rolling Stone graphic design than dada.

Still im not so interested in the whole art narrative (an "update" of de koonings collaged mouths)
as the actual scenes themselves - and Id like to see a more personalized style. Arabesques.

Thunderpal said...

Thanks for the link Close Up, it helps a lot to see the larger body of work and a context for this jpeg.

I like this guys work, reminds me of Blackwell, Condo, Baslitz, all good. I saw a painting he made of hands (in prayer position) this summer, looked like son of Soutine painted them, yes, that good, like rotting meat.

Thunderpal said...

YAWN, Come here and let me shoot you.

yawn said...

Jesus WendyW is not De Kooning
Her husband is not Soutine
You fucking people need to get over yourselves
You all know each other
Don't make us watch

Thunderpal said...

How do you know WW is not De kooning? How do you know Scott Taylor is not Soutine? Prove it.
I'm sure they had their haters too. Yawn, you have anger managment issues? Career frustrations getting you down? I have the worlds smallest gun which should be just about the right size for you, if you need help.

zipthwung said...

yawn, they are quoting soutine and dekooning. They are postmodern.
Are you postmodern yawn?
Or do you just need more oxygen? I am on my second cup of coffee. I dotn know ww or her husband because I live at the bottom of the ocean and they are sea otters.

WHen dk said that pollock "broke the ice" was it like "on the rocks" or just "neat"?

closeuup said...

2 cups of coffe and a diet coke. I never yawn.

I dont kno either of them, just like the work.

yawn said...

Thunderthighs are you as good as Baselitz too?
How bout your brother
How bout your next door neighbor in Greenpoint

Thunderpal said...

I personally don't know them but a good friend of mine knows them, so since I know someone who knows them but don't know them myself is it ok with you YAWN if I pipe in?

kelli said...

Does anybody want to have a conversation about the difference between the older and newer work? When Painter posted the older stuff it had a mixed reception because of use of photo sources. How did he get from there to here? Thanks Painter I like the idea of keeping up with artist's work.

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dubz said...

did someone say i was dekooning? i missed that. kool.

zipthwung said...

would you rather be a myth or a legend?

Myths are not true, but still religious. Legends are true, but not necessarily religious.

zipthwung said...

By which I mean older vs newer work. Is that what you meant kelley?

zipthwung said...

Get Kraken on the patina.

kelli said...

The older work Painter posted long ago and on the link Cloesuup posted Zip. Stylistically similar, imagistically very different.

zipthwung said...

yeah, i know. Just saying all this talk of antecedents gets me to thinking its more about the patina than the work - tell me im wrong...except victor hugo - hes the man. Delacroix - raft of the medusa. MArk Kostabi - ship of fools. Kinkade - the sad clown series.
Is Satchii a later day Cosimo di Medici? Ill be manning the watchtower.

artgirl said...

poor guy. his head exploded.

exu said...

this painter has lots of facility with a brush-if he could get more focus-or maybe less?Find his place,somehow

closeuup said...

I think what's interesting is that he seems to be painting 2 bodies of work simultaneously--the collages in paint--And the portraits with splattery faces. And then some that marry both. So hes got 2 ideas and he's bringing them together.

Cooky Blaha said...

how does yawn's opinion warrant a death threat?
I think this blog works best with both detractors and adulators..I wouldnt say this is student work but I also wouldnt compare him favorably to Soutine......

Cooky Blaha said...

this artist works with gruesome and ugly, but not really in an enlightening way for me... In this image in particular I see him playing with an arthistorical reference in a venerating manner, much as Soutine seemed to do or even Bacon; really having a visual fuckfest through interpreting and exploring past aesthetics..illustrated most poignantly in the shivering splatter. I kind of find it similar to Bacon's pope(sorry for a tired reference)....but if that is the case, this methodology seems somewhat dated.

JpegCritic said...

oehlen's my best friend.

poppy said...

i don't think of pursuing representational/abstract as a tightrope walk..


I see his approach to this subject matter slightly awkward - not so much in the way it is painted but in the subject matter he chooses to paint. I don't feel any conviction in his imagery.

teamtruth said...

Thunderpal said:

"Yawn, you have anger managment issues"

yawn said...

yawn
scratch balls
sniff
better than this shit

mr peeps said...

is this the same scott taylor who said intelligent things about albert oehlen?

JpegCritic said...

I appriciate scott taylors blog.
And i don't know him.

I must say that such an offering is a rarity.

ham paw said...

I saw the show this week and was really impressed. The work was varied, many different explorations but it held together. I liked the plank piece the most, but this one was pretty wild too. It seems like his work has been changing a lot this year and getting better and better.

no-where-man said...

looks like academic-paintings head exploded.

cathy said...
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JpegCritic said...

did i say oehlen? I meant holden.

Holden.

kelli said...

Caufield???

cathy said...

The Holdenites are among us.

zipthwung said...

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue

On the road again; whats love but a second hand emotion.