Johnny Taylor

Ciudad #15

Ciudad #15
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48, $4800

12 Cassettes

12 Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30, $2600

His Master's Voice

His Master's Voice
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40, $3800

Untitled

Untitled
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48, $4800

The Age of Flight #20

The Age of Flight #20
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40, $3800

Perfect Young Summer

Perfect Young Summer
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36, $3200

20 Cassettes

  20 Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

His Master's Voice

  His Master's Voice
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

1950 Mercury #3

  1950 Mercury #3
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Expectation

  Expectation
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Width Of a Circle

  Width Of a Circle
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Skyward #6

  Skyward #6
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Annisquam Lighthouse

  Annisquam Lighthouse
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

PinUp X3

  PinUp X3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40

The Garden

  The Garden
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

The Age of Flight #19

  The Age of Flight #19
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

On The Beach

  On The Beach
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Rodeo Champion

  Rodeo Champion
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

The Age of Flight #11

  The Age of Flight #11
Mixed Media on canvas, 36 x 36

12 Cassettes

  12 Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

The Age of Flight #9

  The Age of Flight #9
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

Highway Gothic

  Highway Gothic
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Highway Gothic #2

  Highway Gothic #2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

The Day I Had Everything #21

  The Day I Had Everything #21
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

His Masters Voice 2

  His Masters Voice 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Boulevard #3

  Boulevard #3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Ciudad #12

  Ciudad #12
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Eleven Cassettes

  Eleven Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Twelve Cassettes

  Twelve Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Red Eldorado

  Red Eldorado
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Ciudad #8

  Ciudad #8
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

The Age of Flight #4

  The Age of Flight #4
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Rodeo Champion

  Rodeo Champion
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

8 Cameras

  8 Cameras
Acrylic & Screen Print on Canvas., 36 x 36

Our Summer

  Our Summer
Acrylic, Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Elephant X3

  Elephant X3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

White Lotus

  White Lotus
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Ten Cassettes

  Ten Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

His Master's Voice

  His Master's Voice
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

On The Trail #11 2012

  On The Trail #11 2012
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Skyward

  Skyward
acrylic, screen print & marker on panel, 24 x 24

Ciudad #6

  Ciudad #6
acrylic, mixed media on panel, 48 x 48

Ciudad #7

  Ciudad #7
acrylic, mixed media on panel, 48 x 48

White Typewriters

  White Typewriters
Acrylic, Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Perfect Young Summer

  Perfect Young Summer
Acrylic, Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

The Age of Flight

  The Age of Flight
Mixed Media on Canvas , 48 x 48

His Master's Voice

  His Master's Voice
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Blue Flight

  Blue Flight
acrylic, mixed media on panel, 36 x 36

6 Record Players

  6 Record Players
acrylic, mixed media on panel, 24 x 24

4 Record Players

  4 Record Players
Acrylic, Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

3 Cars

  3 Cars
acrylic, mixed media on panel, 36 x 36

2 Typewriters

  2 Typewriters
acrylic, mixed media on panel , 24 x 24

Twelve Cassettes

  Twelve Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Twelve Cassettes

  Twelve Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

Sky Patrol #6

  Sky Patrol #6
Mixed Media on Panel, 29.5 x 29.5

Rooster X4

  Rooster X4
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

Ring-Ring

  Ring-Ring
Mixed Media on Canvas, 20 x 20

Elephant #28

  Elephant #28
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

Perfect Young Summer #2

  Perfect Young Summer #2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

The Age of Flight #8

  The Age of Flight #8
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Los Discos

  Los Discos
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

The Day I had Everything

  The Day I had Everything
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

His Master's Voice

  His Master's Voice
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

12 Cassettes

  12 Cassettes
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Ciudad #15 thumbnail
12 Cassettes thumbnail
His Master's Voice thumbnail
Untitled thumbnail
The Age of Flight #20 thumbnail
Perfect Young Summer thumbnail
20 Cassettes thumbnail
His Master's Voice thumbnail
1950 Mercury #3  thumbnail
Expectation thumbnail
Width Of a Circle thumbnail
Skyward #6 thumbnail
Annisquam Lighthouse thumbnail
PinUp X3 thumbnail
The Garden thumbnail
The Age of Flight #19 thumbnail
On The Beach thumbnail
Rodeo Champion thumbnail
The Age of Flight #11 thumbnail
12 Cassettes thumbnail
The Age of Flight #9 thumbnail
Highway Gothic thumbnail
Highway Gothic #2 thumbnail
The Day I Had Everything #21 thumbnail
His Masters Voice 2  thumbnail
Boulevard #3 thumbnail
Ciudad #12 thumbnail
Eleven Cassettes thumbnail
Twelve Cassettes thumbnail
Red Eldorado thumbnail
Ciudad #8 thumbnail
The Age of Flight #4 thumbnail
Rodeo Champion thumbnail
8 Cameras thumbnail
Our Summer thumbnail
Elephant X3 thumbnail
White Lotus thumbnail
Ten Cassettes thumbnail
His Master's Voice thumbnail
On The Trail #11 2012 thumbnail
Skyward thumbnail
Ciudad #6 thumbnail
Ciudad #7 thumbnail
White Typewriters thumbnail
Perfect Young Summer thumbnail
The Age of Flight  thumbnail
His Master's Voice thumbnail
Blue Flight thumbnail
6 Record Players thumbnail
4 Record Players thumbnail
3 Cars thumbnail
2 Typewriters thumbnail
Twelve Cassettes thumbnail
Twelve Cassettes thumbnail
Sky Patrol #6 thumbnail
Rooster X4 thumbnail
Ring-Ring thumbnail
Elephant #28 thumbnail
Perfect Young Summer #2 thumbnail
The Age of Flight #8 thumbnail
Los Discos thumbnail
The Day I had Everything thumbnail
His Master's Voice thumbnail
12 Cassettes thumbnail

Artist Statement

Based on the ephemera of modern urban life, my paintings explore the things we look at each day without seeing. Though everything is game imagery-wise, I am drawn to advertising images and glyphs, the visual shorthand of contemporary culture. As a painter, I have as an objective to explore the subtexts and uncover the possibilities of seemingly innocuous marketing imagery. The chief ambition of art, I believe, is to change the way we look at the world around us.
Bright colored blocks compose my acrylic paintings. I enjoy the look and feel of loose, graffiti-like marks, text, and “noise” against these vividly hued planes. Usually I paint with layers, with each new layer showing a bit of the one beneath, either by transparency, an unpainted “window” area, or by a scraping away of recent layers. Often this process yields unexpected colors and forms. Similarly, I use corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap or other common materials to apply paint in tightly striped registers, creating texture, space, and still more unintended forms. Played against this pictorial depth are images that are hard edged and, at times, almost aggressively flat. A vibrant tension is produced by the interplay between these forthright, graphic forms and the painterly, almost old world concern for surface qualities