Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor’s practice considers the evocations and resonances of interior and exterior spaces through carefully composed images. Motifs of the ancient and the everyday are woven and spliced into layered and colour drenched works from which to decipher a personal narrative and probe the very nature of recollection and memorialising.

Taylor’s use of bold colour and disjointed perspective aims to visualise the way disparate images coalesce in our minds to form memories. Imagery taken from sketches and photographs are stitched together as a ‘fragmented’ narrative which charts a continuum of experience and a celebration of place.

Ross Taylor is based in the Macedon Ranges, Central Victoria. In 2003–04 he received a mentorship at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich, Germany. In 2005 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK). Since 2005, Taylor has regularly exhibited in public and commercial galleries in Australia, UK, Germany, Japan and the USA. His most recent solo and group shows were held at Bendigo Art Gallery and La Trobe University, Australia. His works are held in public and private collections in Australia and the UK. He has been a finalist in art awards including the John Leslie, Paul Guest and Sunshine Coast prize and has received travel grants, commissions and residency funding from the Arts Council. He has held artist residencies at Globe Gallery, England and Art Space Tetra, Japan. His work has been represented in numerous publications such as The Age, Art Collector, Vault magazine and ArtsHub.


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07/05/2021

ROSS TAYLOR SHORTLISTED IN THE 2021 SOVEREIGN ASIAN ART PRIZE

Ross Taylor has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Asia's most prestigious prize for contemporary artists. 

Taylor's Ember, 2021 a landscape of Central Victoria, is painted from different viewpoints, capturing the forces that have shaped it through time and the way in which our memories are formed.

Read about the artist and his work in an interview ahead of the winner announcement. Voting is open online until 23 May 2021.⁠

Image: Ross Taylor, Ember, 2021


30/04/2021

ROSS TAYLOR AT THE AGA KHAN CENTRE

Ross Taylor is included in Making Paradise at the AGA Khan Centre, London.

This collaborative project invites us to explore concepts of Eden through Art and Islamic garden design. The exhibition includes the work of artists Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh, Veeda Ahmed, Mohammad Barrangi, Jung Byun, Clare Celeste Boersch, Jethro Buck, Rachel Dein, Yasmin Hayat, Sharmina Haq, Zarah Hussain, Jane Lee McCracken, Karen Nicol, Olga Prinku, Geoff Sample, Shorsh Saleh, Soraya Syed and Ross Taylor.


The exhibition is on display until 30 September 2021.

Image: Ross Taylor, Dance, sparkle and flow, 2021 (detail)


01/03/2021

ROSS TAYLOR AT AGA KHAN CENTRE

Works by Ross Taylor will be included in the forthcoming Making Paradise exhibition at the AGA Khan Centre in London. The exhibition explores the concept of Eden through art and Islamic garden design.

Taylor's next solo exhibition at the gallery will open in June 2021. To join our waiting list, please contact the gallery.⁠

Image: Ross Taylor, The wait, 2020


06/02/2021

ROSS TAYLOR INTERVIEWED ON CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTORS

Ross Taylor was recently interviewed on Contemporary Art Collectors

About his work, Taylor says: 'I reference a mixed bag of imagery, from childhood holiday spots, domestic scenes and the natural world, playfully interrogating notions of my own personal history and memory. From one work to the next, the composition is morphing, shifting, self-referencing and abstracting, all according to the process of remembering. I suppose my aim for the viewer is to draw upon the complexity of the image as a critical expression of recalling an experience.'

Taylors next solo exhibition will open at the gallery in June 2021. To request a preview, please contact the gallery.

Image: Ross Taylor, Sonic fruits, 2020


Showing all 56 artworks

Ross Taylor Carousel No. 2, 2019 pencil on paper 110 x 76 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Untitled, 2020 synthetic polymer, pencil on canvas 78.5 x 57cm $4,500.00
Ross Taylor Chinese Garden, 2019 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Studio (For Beattie), 2020 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Namesake, 2019 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Lumber, 2019 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Order and variation (for Robert Jacks), 2019 pencil on paper 152 x 120 cm $9,000.00
Ross Taylor Shaped by worry, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Matinee, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Drag, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Concordia, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 11, 2017 oil on board 60 x 60 cm $2,500.00
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 10, 2017 oil on board 60 x 60 cm $2,500.00
Ross Taylor Glass jaw, 2016 oil on board 55 x 47.5 cm $2,200.00
Ross Taylor A slight return, 2016 oil on board 55 x 47.5 cm $2,200.00
Ross Taylor Torremolinos, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Spanish city, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Ritual endings, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Seedling, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Rendezvous, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Pink cliffs, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Part time lover, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Morning order, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Luna, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Edgecombe stack, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Fall, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Curtain call, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Ciutadella Park, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 12, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 8, 2017 oil on board 122 x 90 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 9, 2017 oil on board 86 x 90 cm $4,500.00
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 7, 201 oil on board 90 x 90 cm $4,500.00
Ross Taylor Standard ocean view, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor All encores, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 153 x 103cm Sold
Ross Taylor Smart casual, 2018 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Notes and crosses, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Home runs, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Madeira, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Booty call, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Wake and bake, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Ross Taylor You've got to say yes to success, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Ross Taylor La Ribera, 2019 pencil on paper 105 x 75 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Cosmocaixa, 2019 pencil on paper 110 x 76 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Till June, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 81.5 x 61.5cm Sold
Ross Taylor Never Idle, 2019 pencil on paper 152 x 120 cm $9,000.00
Ross Taylor Easy walker, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 115 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Altar, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 13, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm Sold
Ross Taylor Flat lux, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on linen 153 x 103cm Sold
Ross Taylor Night habit, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 153 x 103cm Sold
Ross Taylor Cradle, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 153 x 103cm Sold
Ross Taylor Early blue, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 153 x 103cm Sold
Ross Taylor Stone cold tone, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 81.5 x 61.5cm Sold
Ross Taylor Days burn fast, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 76 x 112cm Sold
Ross Taylor The wait, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 77 x 61.5cm $4,500.00
Ross Taylor Way to fall, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 112 x 76cm Sold
Ross Taylor The wait, 2021 synthetic polymer and pencil on canvas 77 x 61.5cm $4,500.00
Ross Taylor Untitled, 2020 synthetic polymer, pencil on canvas 78.5 x 57cm $4,500.00
Ross Taylor Chinese Garden, 2019 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Studio (For Beattie), 2020 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Namesake, 2019 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Lumber, 2019 pencil on paper 112 x 84 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Never Idle, 2019 pencil on paper 152 x 120 cm $9,000.00
Ross Taylor Order and variation (for Robert Jacks), 2019 pencil on paper 152 x 120 cm $9,000.00
Ross Taylor Standard ocean view, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Shaped by worry, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Matinee, 2019 pencil on paper 76 x 56 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Carousel No. 2, 2019 pencil on paper 110 x 76 cm $5,500.00
Ross Taylor Drag, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Concordia, 2017 pencil on paper 84 x 59 cm $3,200.00
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 11, 2017 oil on board 60 x 60 cm $2,500.00
Ross Taylor Black Hill no. 10, 2017 oil on board 60 x 60 cm $2,500.00
Ross Taylor Glass jaw, 2016 oil on board 55 x 47.5 cm $2,200.00
Ross Taylor A slight return, 2016 oil on board 55 x 47.5 cm $2,200.00