100 Years On
100 Years On, Acrylics, 100 x 80 cm
Corrosion
Corrosion, Acrylics, 50 x 40 cm
Abstracts in Rust
Abstracts in Rust, Acrylics, 100 x 80 cm
Untitled
Untitled, Acrylics, 50 x 40 cm
Old Timer
Old Timer, Acrylics, 100 x 80 cm
Can He See Or is He Blind
Can He See Or is He Blind, Acrylics, 100 x 60 cm
Ancient Tribe
Ancient Tribe, Mixed Media, 100 x 80 cm
Deep Within
Deep Within, Mixed Media, 40 x 30 cm
Core Cutter
Core Cutter, Acrylics, 100 x 80 cm
City Life
City Life, Acrylics, 60 x 60 cm
Fire and Water
Fire and Water, Acrylics, 50 x 40 cm
Broken Man
Broken Man, Mixed Media, 100 x 80 cm
Physical Presence
Physical Presence, Acrylics, 100 x 80 cm
A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It, Mixed Media, 50 x 40 cm
Eaten
Eaten, Acrylics, 100 x 80 cm
Where We Are From
Where We Are From, Acrylics, 80 x 100 cm
Somewhere Along The Inca Trail
Somewhere Along The Inca Trail, Acrylics, 60 x 60 cm
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Acrylics, 80 x 100 cm
Hookers and Wrecks
Hookers and Wrecks, Acrylics, 16 x 20 ins
Stormlight
Stormlight, Acrylics, 80 x 100 cm
Journey's End 2
Journey's End 2, Acrylics, 60 x 60 cm
Evening Glow
Evening Glow, Acrylics, 80 x 100 cm
Frozen in Time
Frozen in Time, Acrylics, 80 x 100 cm
Journey's End
Journey's End, Acrylics, 60 x 60 cm
Muckish Mountain, The Miners Path
Muckish Mountain, The Miners Path, Acrylics, 20 x 18 ins
The Haven Smokehouse
The Haven Smokehouse, Acrylics, 16 x 20 ins
Squalentem Dente (Ragged Tooth)
Squalentem Dente (Ragged Tooth), Mixed media on canvas, 16 x 12 ins
Lapidem Faciem (Stone Face)
Lapidem Faciem (Stone Face), Mixed media on canvas, 16 x 12 ins
In Lux Lucis (Into the Light)
In Lux Lucis (Into the Light), Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 32 ins
Atrum Incompertus (The Dark Unknown)
Atrum Incompertus (The Dark Unknown), Mixed media on Canvas, 48 x 36 ins
Custodis of Atrum (Guardian of the Dark)
Custodis of Atrum (Guardian of the Dark), Mixed media on Canvas, 48 x 36 ins
Barbatus Unus (The Bearded One)
Barbatus Unus (The Bearded One), Mixed media on Wood Panel, n/a
Atrum Tabernus (The Dark Cottage)
Atrum Tabernus (The Dark Cottage), Acrylic on Canvas Board, 24 x 18 ins
Calcite Cradle
Calcite Cradle, Mixed media on Wood Panel, 60 x 40 ins
Calcite Cradle 2
Calcite Cradle 2, Charcoal on paper, 16 x 12 ins
Rock Layers
Rock Layers, Mixed media, 25x21cm
Bunbeg Shipwreck Donegal
Bunbeg Shipwreck Donegal, Acrylics, 40x60cm
A Slice of Earth
A Slice of Earth, Mixed media, 20x30cm
Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher, Mixed media, 26x41cm
Derry at Night
Derry at Night, Acrylics, 50x100cm
Walking the Curragh
Walking the Curragh, Acrylics, 50x100cm
Slieve League Donegal
Slieve League Donegal, Acrylics, 50x100cm
Secluded Beach Donegal
Secluded Beach Donegal, Acrylics, 50x100cm
Bog Pool
Bog Pool, Mixed media, 40x50cm
Mount Errigal Donegal
Mount Errigal Donegal, Acrylics, 50x70cm
Turf Stacks Donegal
Turf Stacks Donegal, Mixed media, 42x30cm
Lough Swilly Donegal
Lough Swilly Donegal, Acrylics, 76x100cm

Artist Carl Taylor, Derry

My recent work here are a series of Acrylic and Mixed media paintings entitled 'Abstracts in Rust', which was recently exhibited in The Playhouse Theatre Derry.

The project was about exploring the colours and textures of rusted and corroded metals. There is an irony in the fact that in the moment of decay and collapse there is also an explosion of beauty in the way that the rust changes the colours and contours of the very thing it is attacking to create something vivid and new. It's this idea of seeing beauty as part of the process of decay that I was trying to capture and explore, both as a dynamic of colour and as an idea.

I work from my studio in Derry, and I'm a graduate from the University of Ulsters Fine and Applied Art, AB Degree programme at NWRC Limavady.

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