Artist Taylor McKimens is currently presenting a new group of paintings featuring his signature illustrated grotesque figures and objects in an exhibition titled Sweet Dreams of Phoenix with Gallery Loyal in Stockholm Sweden. The artist renders the mildly monstrous images with color and compassion, drawing influence from sources like MAD Magazine and Garbage Pail Kids. In addition to his paintings, McKimens also created large graphic cutouts that serve to bring his paintings into real space. McKimens began to reach national attention shortly after his graduation from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA when the artist began to exhibit with New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Since, the artist has exhibited with Deitch Projects and Clementine Gallery in NYC, as well as Annet Gelink in Amsterdam and Perugi Arte Contemporanea in Padova, Italy.
Mckimens has been previously featured on DailyServing.