Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor combines “modernism’s obsessions with formality (and the grid) with the very Australian ethos of making-do” Glenn Barkley

Neil Taylor is best known for his intricate sculptures that explore the essence of form, utilising, as he notes, “the laws of structure (to) reveal space as pure potential”. Taylor creates patterns of geometric shapes comprised of wire soldered together, or manipulated with pliers, rhythmically repeated to form complex three-dimensional objects. Taylor’s sculptures suggest solidity and lightness, through a simple change in perspective.

Working in both intimate and monumental scales, Taylor’s sculptures begin as meticulous sketches, later progressing to work that sits atop plinths, tables, suspended from wall or ceiling, or, as with his larger-scaled works, freestanding both indoors and out. In addition to wire, Taylor works with welded steel, papier-mâche and found objects, and has previously worked with animation.

Titles reveal variously an interest in forms from nature, psychological states, scientific and medical modelling, politics and cultural theories. These far flung interests are rendered poetic, and referenced with good humour in Taylor’s carefully considered compositions.

Born in 1945, Neil Taylor completed a Diploma of Painting at RMIT, Melbourne and has been exhibiting regularly in Australia and overseas for over forty years. He was a finalist in the Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Sydney (2007, 2004 & 2003); The National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2005); and The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Melbourne (2005 & 2001). His work is held in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne; and major commissions include work for Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and Melbourne Art Fair. Neil Taylor currently lives and works in Melbourne.

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Neil Taylor, Rings of Langwarrin II, 2014, welded steel, 128.5 x 46 x 46cm, 16511

Rings of Langwarrin II, 2014
welded steel
128.5 x 46 x 46cm

Selected Stock

Neil Taylor
Serpentine, 2018
soldered galvanised wire and paint
49.5 x 18 x 22cm

Neil Taylor
Volute, 2018
soldered galvanised wire and paint
19 x 30 x 18cm

Neil Taylor
Girlish, 2018
soldered galvanised wire and paint
30 x 15 x 13cm

Neil Taylor
Beat, 2018
soldered galvanised wire and paint
15.5 x 10 x 8cm

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