Taylor McKimens

June 25, 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.