Artist's Statement
by Taylor Mazer

These small drawings are my view of the country. Over the past few years I’ve spent a great deal of time on the road. I was struck by the contrast of seeing so much in a short time as opposed to the same calm consistent things I see on a daily basis in my studio. Expecting to see a busy populated landscape I found the world to be empty with most buildings abandoned or closed besides the major fast food chains or the occasional gas station. These small works are representations of what has caught my eye outside the comfort of my studio. Some are based on memory, from photos, or a composite of the two.

I prefer to draw with lines in ink to give my work a more graphic look which was spawned from my love of comic books. I like the idea of creating realistic drawings in a medium used to draw fictional stories that take the reader completely out of reality.

Packingtown Review – Vol.7, Winter 2015/2016
Taylor Mazer began his career as a working artist prior to graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration in 2012. Mazer's work has been exhibited and published nationally since 2009. He currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI where he teaches at Kendall College of Art and Design as an adjunct professor.

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