Taylor Jack Smith (b.1995) is and artist, filmmaker and writer from Southend-on-Sea in Essex. A recent graduate from the Slade School of Fine Art.
Principally his work is concerned with storytelling. Seemingly oblique details become inflated, into the abject and cartoon. Memories and dreams become indistinguishable as unarticulated dialogues are described in bodily sensations. Points of friction are derived from lived or observed experiences, internalised and heightened, and political and personal tensions are bared. These moments are addressed through different lenses, be it film, animation, print or performance.
He has recently exhibited two animated works as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, at Leeds Art Gallery and the South London Gallery, as well as exhibiting two video works for ‘EYECATCHER VI’ on the Big Screen Southend at Focal Point Gallery. Taylor is currently working with the BBC Arts New Creatives on an audio commission.