Born in Charleston, South Carolina Kevin E. Taylor primarily works in oil. I feel justified in featuring him here because of the strong, or be it implicit, environmental themes in his work. The environment is basically science right?
I love the surreal atmosphere of his work. Through the decontextualisation of creatures in their environmental he creates a palpable sense of forlorn despite the clinical beauty of his images. Common strands that run through all of his work are of isolation and queasy misunderstanding between humanity and nature. I find these paintings a thought provoking and alluring yet profoundly unsettling commentary on our relationship with the natural world.
I’m going to let his paintings do the rest of the taking. For more, see Taylor’s gallery.