Human Connection to the World in Taylor Schultek’s Compelling Oil Paintings

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Taylor Schultek began his art career through the route of graffiti and began exhibiting work at a young age. Schultek’s graffiti background and later graphic design led him to continue his artistic education. “I received my BFA in drawing from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2013 and my MFA in painting and anatomy from the New York Academy of Art in 2016.” Over the past few years, the artist’s work has been a continuing investigation into the poetics of light, form, and time, he works within a classical tradition of drawing and painting. Scroll through our gallery as an introduction to Schutlek’s artwork and be sure to visit his official website and Instagram Page.

“The works explore ideas of the human connection to the world, subjective perception, and the processes that shape our environment.”

“The subject matter and aesthetic comes from collecting the repetitions in my everyday life, my experiences in different subcultures, and virtual environments.”

“By weaving these disparate temporal and formal elements together I create new realities from selected parts of my own experience.”

In Taylor Schultek’s riveting oil paintings, an urban structure is as much a character as his human subjects.

“Currently, I live and work in Brooklyn, NY and exhibit with Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, Denmark.”

The connection between humanity and environment is often at play, with the art of graffiti often in progress.

“I work within a classical tradition of drawing and painting.”

“Mesophilic Phototrophs”

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