REMNIM ALEXANDER TAYCO
Philippino born, Sydney-based artist Remnim 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 also been mentored by the Sydney artist Charlie Sheard. Since 2010 he has held six solo exhibitions and participated in a range of group exhibitions, most recently during Australia China Week in Tianjin, China in 2013 and a solo exhibition, Folded Lines at Broken Hill Regional Gallery in 2015. At the early stages of his career, Remnim has attracted significant attention, including winning the Fourth Providore Young Emerging Artist Award, at the Mosman Art Prize in 2013, with commendations in a number of other awards.
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.