John Taylor was educated at the Central Saint Martins in London where he studied Theatre and Film Design. Alongside this he spent a year living in the USA on a Fulbright Scholarship, awarded by the British Council, where he lectured on the value of art as a multicultural tool in global education. Taylor broadly takes his inspiration from post war British art and his style is generally informed by the simplicity of modernism.
Originally conceived as sketch ideas for larger abstract paintings his collages developed to become complete works in themselves. They originated from the '365 series'. This was an idea Taylor had where he created a piece of work every day for a year. Once made the originals are kept as intact as possible with only the very minimum of intervention. Taylor believes this keeps the works immediate. Slight imperfections remind us that the works are hand-made.
John Taylor is including a second work in the auction Nine Collages (Variant 10).