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."
SAA Collective Gallery
105 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM