Safira Taylor starts her working practice with staging photo shoots of natural objects, colourful fruits/vegetables, lichens and insects. The decaying elements found in these photographs as part of a constantly changing ecosystem, find then their way into her paintings. She tries to mimics the lines, marks, movements and layers that can be found in our natural surroundings using an exploration of materiality and process. Reflecting the flux of nature, her works are never finished, but always in process. Following the endlessness of destruction and creation, she breaks the painted surface by cutting and folding, layering the painting in a three dimensional way. This results in work that is not rectangular, but has freeform shapes, edged with an imperfect line.
Safira Taylor graduated from Academie Minerva in Groningen in 2017, and is currently in the second year of her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London.