Field notes presents an ambitious new body of work by Central Victorian artist Ross Taylor. Exploring the landscape, history, people and architecture of Central Victoria and the forces that have shaped it through time, Taylor’s drawing-led practice considers the evocations and resonances of interior and exterior spaces through carefully composed images. Motifs both sacred and banal; of the ancient and the everyday are woven and spliced into layered and colour-drenched drawings. Vignettes of daily life are presented alongside moments recalled through memory, chance and the overabundance of visual media in contemporary life that competes for our attention.
Through a dedication to the medium of drawing and the interrogation of colour and spatial relationships, Taylor’s works read like an expanded notebook; an assemblage of visual ‘field notes’ in which a new – and often playful – chronicle of Central Victoria's cultural landscape is offered.
Kyneton-based artist Ross Taylor (b. 1982, Northumberland, UK) relocated to Australia in 2009. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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