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Zin Taylor

The Illustrator


12/12/2014 –
– 25/01

1646 presented a solo exhibition by Brussels-based Canadian artist Zin Taylor. Taylor’s work at 1646 explored the development of thought as depicted by the caricature.

A fine black line invaded the gallery space of 1646. The Illustrator entered the bright and empty space where his thoughts appear, as they are composed. Bit by bit this void fills with an orchestration of opinions, translated from the mind, onto the surface of a space, illustrated by the mind of the author. Thoughts compose forms, and The Illustrator is employed to enable this visualisation. The Illustrator gives a face, a name and a role to an idea. And as he speaks, or thinks, a degree of personal vernacular, flare and style colours the communication. A personal, or interior process transforms into that of an exterior, or public one while he is drawing. The bits and pieces are released into the air, composing links from here to there.

The exhibition at 1646 physically traced the process of how an opinion comes about, what can look like a visual thing, while using the gallery space as a very large void. The factual blankness of the gallery as a space designed to contain ideas.


About Zin Taylor: Taylor (1978, Canada) earned a BFA in 2000 from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Moving to Toronto in 2001, he later earned an MFA from the University of Guelph. Known internationally for installations that include performance, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and video, Taylor often includes narration in his work, culled from popular culture, storytelling, news stories and his own research.


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