Approved: 16.08.2006

Harvey Taylor

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

From 2009 until 2012 his work was selected for the Eastern Open in Kings Lynn and in 2011 he won the Wyss Foundation Painting Prize. Since 2010 Taylor has been an active member of the Contemporary British Painting group, which has recently resulted in his work being exhibited in a touring exhibition called Contemporary Masters of Britain. This group show in 2017 is touring museums in China.

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    Artist Statement

    From 2009 until 2012 his work was selected for the Eastern Open in Kings Lynn and in 2011 he won the Wyss Foundation Painting Prize. Since 2010 Taylor has been an active member of the Contemporary British Painting group, which has recently resulted in his work being exhibited in a touring exhibition called Contemporary Masters of Britain. This group show in 2017 is touring museums in China.

     'The painting process is a daily ritual that is very gradually transformed over time'. For Taylor the process is a labour intensive one that requires him to meticulously build up an image using a strict daily routine. In 2009 he rejected his earlier abstract way of working in order to develop the work towards realism and superrealism. The portraits capture a moment in time and the people depicted tend to be close family members, including his mother and daughter. He is inspired by the working process of Malcolm Morley and the melancholy nature of Gerhard Richter's photo painting. For Taylor the photograph is a chart or map that allows him to navigate from one area to another and find his way through the image.

    CV & Education

    BIOGRAPHY

    Graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1993 and then moved to Colchester in 1997. Head of the Art and Design department at the Sixth Form College. 

    My 'superrealist' paintings are concerned with the process of painting and breaking the whole down into small parts. The image I work from is a map that is scrutinised and closely transcribed onto a larger scale. Through the process of unpicking the image a new painting evolves. 

    www.harveytaylor.co.uk

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    EDUCATION

    1996 - 1997 - P.G.C.E. Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church College
    1990 - 1993 - B.A (Hons) Fine Art, Painting - Winchester School of Art
    1989 - 1990 - Foundation Diploma - Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury


    SOLO SHOWS
    2018 - Collected Works, The Minories, Colchester
    2015 - New Paintings, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
    2014 - Paintings, St Marylebone Church, Marylebone, London
    2013 - Portraits, Norman Rea Gallery, University of York
    2010 - A Painter's Process, Slack Space, Colchester
    2009 - Sleeping Heads, Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester
    2007 - Wembley Point, West London - Target follow.
    2007 - Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios
    2007 - Appetite Cafe, Colchester
    2005 - Shaping Colour at the Digby Gallery, The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
    2005 - Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester
    2004 - The Garden Cafe. Firstsite @ The Minories - Colchester
    2003 - McCleans Bar, Colchester
    2003 - Head Street Gallery, Halstead, Essex
    2002 - Priory Galleries, Colchester
    2001 - Les Livres Gallery, Colchester
    2001 - Trinity Street Studios, Colchester
    2000 - Inkpen Downie Gallery, Colchester
    1999 - Gallery 73, Brighton
    1999 - Chambers Gallery, Ipswich
    1999 - Nevill Gallery, Canterbury


    GROUP SHOWS AND OPENS

    2020 Vitalistic Fantasies, The Cello Factory, London
    2019 An Exhibition of 34 Painters, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral
    2019  'Made in Britain' at The National Museum of Poland, Gdansk
    2017 Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum - China - Contemporary Masters from the East of England
    2017 Testcard P, Contemporary British Painting show, St. Marylebone Church Crypt, London
    2017 Menier Gallery, Southwark Street, London - Contemporary Painting: In Good Health -  Paintings in Hospitals. Group show with CBP
    2017 Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
    2016 Postkarte, Wivenhoe Bookshop, Wivenhoe, Essex
    2016, 2015, 2012, 2011 - Essex Open, Beecroft Gallery, Southend
    2014 - Priseman - Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Museum
    2014 - @paint - Group show of CBP work curated by Simon Carter, Ipswich Arts School
    2013 - East Contemporary Art: A Collection of 21st Century Practice, Waterfront Gallery, UCS, Ipswich
    2013 - Contemporary British Painting Group show, St. Marylebone Parish Church Crypt, 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT
    2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 - Eastern Open, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
    2011 - Winner of the Wyss Foundation Painting Prize 2011 at Eastern Open
    2009 - Wyss Foundation Prizewinner 2009 at Eastern Open
    2012 - Call for entries, Artworks, Cambridge
    2012 - All at Sea, Pie Factory, Margate
    2011 - Group show at Jardines, Wivenhoe, Essex
    2009 - The National Open Art Competition, Chichester
    2008 - Braintree Open, Essex
    15 Oct - 3 Nov 2007 and 2008 - Canterbury Art Fair - Canterbury Art College
    2007 - Naze Tower, Walton on the Naze, Essex - Cuckoo Farm group show
    2007 - Life Cafe, Colchester. Open Studios group show
    2005 - Babylon Gallery, Ely. Cuckoo Farm Studios group show
    2005 - The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. Cuckoo Farm group show.
    1999 - [email protected] Minories, Colchester - ‘On the Shelf'
    1995 - Riviera Gallery, Hastings - Moves in Black and White - selected show
    1994 - Slaughterhouse Gallery, London - selected graduates
    1993 - Wiggins BMW Showroom, Winchester - best of the graduates

    COLLECTIONS

    East Contemporary Art Collection - University Campus Suffolk

    Falmouth Art Gallery

    Priseman - Seabrook Collection

    Art UK - Leaves II is part of the Priseman - Seabrook Collection

    Art UK - Linda is part of the East Contemporary Art Collection