“CJ Taylor’s photographs are provocative…whether the images are spiritual, conceptual or purely aesthetic seems to lie largely in the eye of the beholder. Ambiguous and beautiful, Taylor’s photographs are a celebration of beauty, imperfection, fragility and life.” – Lauren Tomczak, dB Magazine
CJ Taylor’s practice examines notions of beauty and the grotesque in an Australian vernacular. He creates snapshots of a future embedded in the past, grounded in science and the arts, in proof and in theory, in fact and in fiction.
His work examines the intersections and productions of time, hyperreality and affect within the photographic image.
Exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the National Portrait Gallery’s Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, the Eighth Biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award, William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, FurtureGen at FotoFreo, Hatched at PICA, the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, Art Central, Hong Kong and ArtVerona, Italy.
He was the stills photographer for the Yolngu peoples’ project ‘12 Canoes‘ from 2007–2008 and a contributor to ‘Still Our Country‘. In 2014 he won the inaugural Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize, in 2017 the biennial Whyalla Art Prize. The same year he completed a PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra.
Selected works can be purchased through .M Contemporary, Sydney, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, and Galleria Marcolini, Italy. For all other enquiries please get in touch directly using the form below.