Tony Taylor

Toronto artist with a unique take on portraiture

WORDS BY MICHAEL ZARATHUS-COOK

ISSUE 10 PROMO VIDEO TEXT (2).png

TORONTO — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 8

En route to my favourite butcher in Toronto’s Kensington market this past summer, I noticed a loose line forming along the sidewalk. Would-be buyers pointing, chuckling, and then eventually buying one of Tony Taylor’s wood-block prints from his pop-up kiosk. The most striking feature of his style is perhaps how swiftly it explains itself to the curious observer: various icons of pop culture are depicted with their heads replaced with that of an animal. It’s in the succinct pairing of various heads, with variously famous bodies, that Taylor’s wit—and artistic flair—comes through in vivid colour. This unusual approach to portraiture is (literally) backed-up with an unconventional wooden canvas

white gradient 5.png

"With A Little Help From My Friends" by Tony Taylor

Klimt-First-PROMO-session_0273.jpg
[Original size] 8.5x11 DISPLAY POSTER.png

Continue reading in Issue 8

Our newsletters bring you the best in the visual and performing arts.
Exclusive interviews. Global Coverage. Local Perspectives.