Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor is an African-American painter born in 1958 in Ventura, United States. His enigmatic works are structured around portraits of his patients (when he was a psychiatric nurse), his friends, family, neighbours, homeless people, drug addicts, beggars or victims of police violence and also of celebrities such as Serena Williams or Nick Drake, and even of members of the art world. Whether his subjects came from privileged backgrounds or not, they all received the same treatment: a thick and rapid touch, generally in bright colours. His work is strongly marked by his affiliation with the Los Angeles Black community, for whom he is a leading figure.

His work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.