Ross Taylor blends historical references, contemporary documentation and improvisation in his work. His work is process-driven and rich with interior and exterior character.
Taylor’s process sees him draw imagery (line) onto the paper invisibly at first, working over it later with coloured pencils. This transforms the intention and the accuracy of the original image while simultaneously revealing it as white lines within the overlaid drawing. The indented original line remains a form of blind scaffolding, around which the final composition must stand. The outcome both subsumes its initiation and reveals it on its surface.
Taylor is a Melbourne-based artist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting/Art History) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK). He has also studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Munich under Professor Nikolaus Lang. Taylor has been a recipient of an artist placement grant, a professional development grant, a travel grant and a commission from Arts Council England. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Germany, Japan, the USA and the UK, and has held artist residencies in England and at Art Space Tetra, Japan. His works are held in private collections in Australia and the UK.