The Three-Piece

Artists by the Numbers

Three works of artwork. Two minutes every. One artist.

The Three-Piece.

3… Three works. Straight outta the collections of Black Artwork In America comes three compelling items of artwork for this week, together with Misplaced and Discovered Once more, Me and My Shadow, and Recession Woman.

2… Two minutes. We encourage you to take at the very least two minutes to view every of those works, research them, and join with them. See which of them communicate to you, problem you, and-or encourage you.

1… One artist. The artist behind at the moment’s works is Zoya Taylor. Taylor has developed a extremely individualistic type of figuration and an extremely idiosyncratic physique of labor that facilities on a recurring solid of characters drawn partly from reminiscences of a childhood spent in Jamaica, however very a lot a manufacturing of her psyche.  Hers is a world inhabited by wide-eyed waifs, world-weary grandmothers, wistful spinsters, braggadocios and rude-boys.  Her characters exhibit a curious combination of innocence and worldliness and embody the duality in human nature.  Her view on the human situation is that “all of us have a solid of characters that outline our lives. Private demons or angels–non secular or not, there’s a commonality in these characters. They draw on human themes of secrecy, satisfaction and damage, but in addition humor and love.”

Born in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Taylor spent her early childhood in Germany and moved along with her Jamaican father and Canadian mom to Kingston, Jamaica when she was eight. She is basically a self-taught artist, however has taken courses in portray, sculpture, and drawing. Taylor enjoys gallery illustration within the USA, Jamaica, Germany, and Norway, and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Kingston, Jamaica; Berlin, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Oslo, Norway; Florence, Italy; and London, England.  In 2009, she was awarded the President’s Award on the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy.  Taylor at present lives in Oslo, Norway.

Okay, now that you simply’ve been briefed, we’re gonna hit ya with The Three-Piece:


“Recession Woman” by Zoya Taylor
36 x 29 inches oil on linen canvas –unframed

“Me and My Shadow” by Zoya Taylor
24 x 24 inches oil on linen canvas –unframed







“Misplaced and Discovered Once more” by Zoya Taylor
30 x 40 inches oil on linen canvas –unframed

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