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“Inimitable” Michael Taylor One of Two African Artists Featured at Invitational Contemporary Art Fair in New York

A Rake’s Progress by Michael Taylor

South African Artists at HomeMichael Taylor, one of the artists featured in South African Artists at Home by Paul Duncan, is exhibiting his work in New York as part of Volta NY.

Volta NY is a contemporary art fair that invites selected artists from around the world to take part. Duncan was one of only two Africans featured in the fair.

In an article for The Times, Yolisa Mkel reported on Volta NY, and Taylor’s “inimitable style” which was on display there.

Read the article:

For Volta Taylor created a whole new body of work, re-imagining Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, and the legends of the fountain of youth and Avalon.

Taylor wrote a short description of the exhibition, and what he seeks to explore with his work. He says that he looks for disarming modes of communication, in order to make viewers aware of themselves as simply human.

Read Taylor’s description:

My work can be described as ironic, illustrative, and self-reflexive pictures. I draw comparisons between personal and cultural knowledge – themes and narratives that inform my everyday thinking.

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