Now a resident of Los Angeles, Taylors’ art is “inspired by the stuff I see day to day—graffiti, murals, hand-painted signs, graphic design, vintage advertising, store displays, package design.”
Such is the case with The Age of Flight #3, ABN‘s Work of the Week. Created with acrylic paint, spray paint and marker on a 48×48” canvas, the piece was inspired by a vintage print airline advertisement dating from the 1940s. Its layered look is a common motif in Taylor’s work, attracted as he is to “the look of things that have been painted or covered over but still [show] what’s underneath. I like it when I see graffiti that’s been covered up, and the paint doesn’t quite match the wall color. You can see the irregular edges of the stroke, like the edges of torn paper.”
Taylor’s art has been displayed in galleries and private collections around the world, including in Boston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Santa Fe and Zürich. To find out more about the artist and check out his complete portfolio, head to johnnytaylorart.com or visit him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/johnnytaylorart.