James Taylor's abstract paintings blend modernist influences with the craft-based materials of textiles and other home decorating materials. He juxtaposes ingredients of the 'high art' of painting - acrylic, watercolour and gouache - with low-value found materials such as fabrics, carpet, plaster and marble dust. James imbues a raw physicality into his paintings through sanding, scraping and implanting found materials underneath the canvas before cutting through the surface to expose the contrasting textures and painterly qualities of the selected material. A recent graduate of Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, James has exhibited across London, Amsterdam and Wales. He is interested in extending his practice beyond the studio and also runs public art workshops for galleries and community centres.