Rick Taylor - Painting & Digital Art
"With my painting, I implement the concepts and techniques used by Surrealist artists such as Arshile Gorky, Roberto Matta, Miro and Max Ernst in the transition from late Surrealism to early Abstract Expressionism: automatic drawing and painting, collage, decalcomania and paranoiac-critical method. I feel this to be an important, slightly “grey” area in art’s past which offers a wealth of unexplored ideas.
I avoid contemporary statements in favor of those that represent a more timeless, metaphorical aspect of art. I use organic forms in order to create images that are more analogous to the natural world and rely heavily on color and line to provide energy and a sense of rhythm. My process is much like that used to create improvisational jazz. My hope is to invoke similar emotions and offer a comparable basis for interpretation and introspection."