Gatekeeper by Adam Taylor Smith SOLD
Gatekeeper is an original piece of art by artist, Adam Taylor Smith. This is a collage where the artist uses a found music sheet as the background and then applies found images of intriguing figures that let the viewer apply a narrative as black and white figure sits in the frame with the brightly painted tropical bird.
The image measures approximately 28cm x 20cm.
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Adam Taylor Smith is a London based artist whose work captures his love of literature and storytelling. “I like there to be a sense of narrative about my work. However, I don’t necessarily want to tell the story, I want to provide the viewers with the material to create their own”.
He trawls through archives of old forgotten photographs and anonymous images. “There’s something so intriguing about an image that has been captured by an unknown hand, the vision of an unknown eye. There’s also often a lot of humour about an image from the past. They seem strange and surreal – often our immediate reaction to these past peculiarities is to laugh”.
The colour and vibrancy that a tropical bird injects into the page is unexpected and somehow immediately yanks it from the past – making it contemporary. It also becomes surreal and hopefully sparks the imagination of the viewer.
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