REMNIM ALEXANDER TAYCO
Philippino born, Sydney-based artist Remnim Alexander Tayco is establishing himself as a fine exponent of the art drawing and intensive oil painting in the 17th century Dutch style. Remnim completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in 2000, and a Master of Arts at the University of New South Wales in 2001. The artist has been mentored by the renowned Sydney artist Charlie Sheard.
Since 2010 Remnim has held seven solo exhibitions including Folded Lines at Broken Hill Regional Gallery in 2015, His work has been represented in a number of prestigious group exhibitions, including a major event for Australia China Week in Tianjin, China in 2013 and the Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize in Brisbane in 2015 and 2017. In 2013, Remnim's intensely beautiful imagery impressed the judges at the Mosman Art Prize where he was awarded the Fourth Providore Young Emerging Artist Award. This is Remnim's second solo exhibition at Janet Clayton Gallery.
While my art is centred on landscape paintings, the subject of my work is diverse and varied; from landscapes of the natural world to that of the built environment. My landscapes are very rarely a realist rendering of places. Rather, the images represent an eclectic collection of selected memories, impressions and imaginings. I am drawn to creating images that reflect the complexity and diversity of the world in which we inhabit, and its constant evolution. The incorporation of geometric shapes into surreal, romantic scenes provides a contrast that is aesthetically appealing to me.
My work involves a process of initially distilling images onto small sketches, followed by an intensive historical seventeenth century Dutch paint layering technique on canvas.