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Marcus Taylor (1964 – )


85.7 X 70.5 CM
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The mystery of inner space within familiar objects is a theme explored in the work of Marcus Taylor. He makes sculptures in Perspex, taking domestic appliances such as refrigerators and freezers as his starting point. The outer surfaces are sanded to opacity, making the enclosed volumes intriguingly cloudy, filled with icy potential. The sense of the familiar is removed, and the constructions take on an enigmatic quality; not entirely solid or hard edged, their inaccessible volumetric interiors are occupied by the imagination. The print is a photographic image of an acrylic carving of an electric plug.

This work comes from the London portfolio, one of the most significant British print publications of the 1990s. .

Further reading:

Multiple Choice: Prints by Young British Artists, The British Council 1997
Contemporary British Arts in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Paragon Press, 1995 (texts by Jeremy Lewison, Patrick Elliott and Duncan Macmillan)