Zin Taylor

°1977, Calgary (CAN) – lives and works in Paris (FR)

Zin Taylor could be introduced as a narrator of forms, one who uses a diverse range of mediums, including sculptural installations, drawing, animation, writing or storytelling. His practice investigates subjects through their shape, gesture and materiality – in sum, through their sculptural behaviour.

In his work, the physical status of a thing often becomes a space, one that not only hosts narrative prospects but also directs and reconsiders the psychological life of the thing in question. Treating every element – or thing – as a potential interlocutor, Zin Taylor opens up a conversation between and with items to which/whom no word is usually given. It is certainly surprising to see what a thing actually has to say when it is allowed to express something beyond its functionality, beyond its construction and material aspect.

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Zin Taylor

Zin Taylor had solo exhibitions at venues such as Portikus, Frankfurt; 1646, The Hague; Oakville Galleries, Toronto; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; KIOSK, Ghent, and Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis. Group exhibitions include Villa Empain, Brussels; Nogueras|Blanchard Gallery, Madrid; MendesWoodDM, Sao Paulo; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; 1857, Oslo; Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin; and Frac Ile-de-France / Le Plateau, Paris.

Zin Taylor is represented by the following gallery;
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Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

You can also see more of Zin Taylor’s on his own website.

works by Zin Taylor

Zin Taylor - Snake Lamp (Stripe), 2022

Zin Taylor

Snake Lamp (Stripe)

Zin Taylor - Living systems, narrative haze (a sequence of palm trees obscured by the fog) - 2013

Zin Taylor

Living systems, narrative haze (a sequence of palm trees obscured by the fog)

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