Nicolas Taylor

Artist Statement

My practice allows me to explore my fascination with the processes and patterns inherent in life and the natural world. Often starting the work with the use of a ruler, I construct compositions that are built up from measurements, symbols and forms that come out of my research. I view these as visual equations that I attempt to activate with the gestural act of painting, and sometimes using assemblage. I like to explore theories of time, the relationship between things terrestrial and celestial, and the tensions risen by a fundamental human desire to make order of it all. 

I try to research a comprehensive range of attempts humans have made at understanding their surroundings. This can be through reading the measurable knowledge of the sciences, but also leads me to explore the immeasurable knowledge of the realms of spirituality, the occult and the arts.