Marc Taylor is a British artist based in Kent.
His paintings and collages are inspired by classic still life, architecture and Braque. His layering of colour is complex, often bringing an unexpected vibrancy to his subject matter.
Because of his background in the antiques trade, reclaiming objects and materials has also become an integral part of Marc’s creative practice. While travelling he often combs antique shops and brocantes for unloved canvases, frames and ephemera to re-imagine or paint over. His still-lifes are a graphic curation of lost and found treasures from around the world.
Marc’s sculptural work on the other hand is inspired by classical forms. He’s a minimalist at heart influenced by architectural planes of mid-century studio pottery, Ben Nicholson’s reliefs, the radical sculptures of Giacometti, and the sensuous forms of Brancusi. He is also never far away from the Soane Museum’s bonkers collection of classical fragments.
Marc mostly works with plaster when creating sculptural work, often indulging in large-scale decorative pieces ranging from abstract sculptures to platters and vases or even lighting.