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Taylor McKimensIllustration // Monday, 25 Jun 2012
Taylor McKimens' paintings play like an acid trip through desert country. His figures and environments drip and ooze in electrifying color, hallucinatory visions of decay articulated through a stylized comic book aesthetic. McKimens alternates 'between loose areas of color with atmospheric gesture and dense areas of confident line quality where even the slightest details, a fly on a shoe, a piece of trash in a puddle, are given equal stature on the canvas.' Born in Seattle, Washington, McKimens was raised in Winterhaven, California, a small desert town on the Mexican border. He attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and now lives and works in New York.