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Rendered Complete Equals

 

Through mixed media painting and drawing, I experiment with the pictorial function of words by deconstructing textual elements alongside organic forms. The integration of collage media provides a way to establish a visual dialogue between both natural and manmade symbols. The resulting imagery is gradually developed through the layering of paint with castoff bits gathered from unexpected sources. Paper scraps, eroded bits of plastic, vinyl lettering, discarded signage, fabric remnants, and old drawings ultimately find links to one another, fitting together much like a puzzle.

Kim Rae Taylor

www.kimraetaylor.net/

Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist, designer and educator. She is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati-Clermont College where she teaches painting and drawing for non-art majors and an online art history course, Women in Art. She received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati and BFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include a summer semester at the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain. She spent more than two decades working as a graphic artist, including work in cartoon animation and product design and development. She has been a resident artist at the Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland, the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, and the Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions.