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

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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