The Angry Art of Becoming (2020)
acrylic and hand painted paper on canvas
36 x 32 in.
My art falls somewhat outside the norm, but I guess that is only fitting. I bring my own personal outsiderness to my paintings. This is the result of growing up in various cultures and of being visibly different in a predominantly white society. I also bring to my paintings a perceived otherness, the otherness that others define me as but which I myself don’t really feel and can’t really relate to. Our “differentness” is not to be defined by anyone elseʼs standards. We all have a cast of characters who define our lives. I paint the cast of characters who fill the spaces in between. They are the “immigrants” found between cultures, continents, languages, and disciplines. There is a lot of noise in the silence.
© Zoya Taylor