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Abstract Painting: Myth & Realities with Johnny Taylor

Location: 
Downtown Vancouver
Sat, March 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Following quotes, anecdotes, insights and imagery from such painters such as Riopelle, Rothko, Vieira de Silva, and Gordon Smith, Johnny will look to debunk the idea that abstract work comes from ‘painting one’s feelings'. He will also show how the foundations and concepts of these artist forms their approach and subject matter.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Downtown Vancouver or contact them at 604‑678‑5889 to register.


Johnny Taylor (b. 1973) is a contemporary abstract painter. He has been pursuing his current methodology for the past fifteen years. His recent work combines aspects of modern architecture, traditional Chinese painting and Japanese woodblock prints. His foundation was shaped by the study of early Canadian landscape painting, abstract expressionism and blueprint drafting.
Taylor is based in Vancouver, travelling frequently to Los Angeles and Japan for creative studies. In 2015 he was awarded a residency in the international program at the renowned 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. Taylor was a merit scholarship candidate at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. Works by the artist are held in collections throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Abstract Painting: Myth & Realities
Abstract Painting: Myth & Realities