Sunday, 25 July 2010

BUZZ: ART REVIEW: SEAN TAYLOR



Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
23 July – 21 August
★★★☆☆
Taliesin clearly like Sean Taylor. ‘Where the Sky meets the Sea’ is the contemporary marine painter’s second exhibition at the gallery. Inspired by St Ives, Cornwall, the 42 summer bright coastal scenes explore the vibrancy of seaside living using a bold colour palette.
The landscape becomes a Hansel and Gretel fantasia; a patchwork of deck chair striped fields and rounded polka dot trees. To me, the works bring to mind waxy Batiks. A strong compositional style and clashing lollipop hues depict sea gulls and cats perching upon roof tops, boats bobbing in harbours, fisherman’s cottages, Mr Punch at the beach, mermaids taking a starlit dip.

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