Michael Taylor’s art can be described as ironic and self-reflexive. He draws together themes and narratives that inform his everyday thinking. Predominantly imaginary in nature, his work explores notions around masculinity, selfhood, and personal mythology. Humour and ridicule are characteristic and used to attract and disarm the viewer.
Taylor completed a master’s degree with distinction in Visual Art at Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2006. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 2011 in Cape Town and Sydney, Art Amsterdam, London Art Fair, and Volta NY.
His work is included in a number of corporate collections in South Africa, numerous private collections in Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Woodner Collection in America.