Richard Taylor: Syncopations in Metal

The range of sculptor Richard Taylor apparently is endless. His inventive work covers outdoor public installations, lacy hanging sculptures, playful standing creations and poetic wall hangings. (Above:  Zip, 2012; 36″ x 74″ x 4″)

J’aime le Chocolat! J’aime la Vanille! 2010; 60 x 133 x 5, aluminum, oil & enamel paint, varnish

His wall hanging works, his most recent expressions, are chic urban convergences of painting and sculpture. Rhythmic and expressive, they are intimate interpretations of enduring memories.  –Troy Folliard Gallery

Taylor says his work ” allows the cadences, rhythms and syncopations of music and poetry to find themselves in visual expressions in paint, metal and space. I distill my emotional history with my daily perceptions to create two- and three-dimensional statements which speak of my walk through life. ”

-Herzog, 2009: 59″ x 15″ x 20″ steel, rust, paint, urethane

Taylor’s monumental outdoor works have brought him huge popularity in Wisconsin, where he is based, and considerable attention elsewhere.

-The River Sings, 2009; 15.5′ x 7′ x 6′ aluminum, Imron, City of Atlanta, Hardy Ivy Park

-All In The Air At Once, 2006; 18′ x 8′ x 8′ aluminum, Imron paint. Milwaukee Department of Public Works

Some pieces are too tall to complete vertically in the studio.

-Left: STACK-ABLZ,  24.5 x 11.5 x 11.5″  Right: To Use the Gifts of the Angels, 68 x 47 x 13″

Taylor (left) will ask you to sign his studio door, if you visit.

Richard Taylor’s website, here.

His artist statement, here.

Tory Folliard gallery, here.

Sopa Fine Arts gallery, here.

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