Caitlyn Taylor – Metamorphosis
Hosted By 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace
October 16th - November 6th, 2021
Caitlyn Taylor (B. 1999, Sydney Australia) is an emerging Australian artist who strives to create hyper-realistic depictions of her subjects to capture natural beauty. She works in a variety of mediums, primarily using pencil and oil paint to achieve a high level of detail.
A self-proclaimed perfectionist in every aspect of life, Caitlyn savours the simplicity in realism. It is evident that she pours the same precision into the process of her work with the intensity itself transcribed onto the canvas and into the paint. Caitlyn brings her individual perspective to realism, demonstrating that it is much more to her than simply replicating what can be seen. She weaves story suggestively and subtlety into her work by intentionally placing unexpected subjects together. Her work has been featured in a range of art prizes including the Clayton Utz Art Prize held by Lethbridge Gallery. She was also the winner of the Inaugural Morris Art Prize in 2018.
About this exhibition Caitlyn says: “This body of work marks a transitional period of my life, a period of growth and change. Moving away from my childhood home, taking a leap of faith into the uncertain world of an artist, and wrapping my head around the complexities of how the ‘adult’ world works. I look forward to this new chapter, I’m curious to see where it takes me.”