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 ‘The Return to Beauty – the Photography of Nicky Taylor’ at the Strand Gallery. Monday June 11th – Sunday 17th, 11am – 7pm.

The Return To Beauty Nicky, Taylor, nikki, niki photography, beach modernChristopher Walker Art is pleased to announce a major solo exhibition for new artist Nicky Taylor at The Strand Gallery, (32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP) from June 11th-17th. The Exhibition will coincide with the publication of a book by the same name. This follows the highly successful appearance of Nicky Taylor’s work at AAF in New York.

Strand Gallery London | 32 John Adam Street  City of London, WC2N 6BP

New star, Nicky Taylor, is fast establishing a reputation as one of the UK’s leading nature photographers.  He has lived most of his life overseas in South America, Canada, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. His extensive landscape, seascape, and underwater photography reflects this global perspective. He has been published in various international newspapers and magazines, including “El Pais” and “La Provincia” in Madrid, and “Tangent Fashion” in Sydney.

The Title of the Exhibition – “The Return to Beauty” is close to the Artist’s heart, as it represents a revolution, rebelling against the fad for photographs whose only merit is to be grotesque or ugly. The large, colour, photographs in this exhibition are an unashamed celebration of the beauty of Nature. As such, they are a return to a more classical form of art, but one which uses all the benefits of modern technology, in the cameras and in the printing. The viewer of Nicky Taylor’s work is lifted out of the urban environment to confront the awesome majesty of Nature. Explore the Salkantay trail to Savage Mountain in South America, rising to 20,000 feet above sea level, or plunge down into the depths of the ocean to experience the depths, and the almost alien like creatures that it supports

Nicky Taylor, artist, commented:- “I see my work as part of the ‘return to beauty’ that has gripped  the new wave of young photographers in London. My work seeks it’s inspiration in Nature’s destructive, and yet creative, forces – shaping the world as we see it, and dwarfing man’s mark.”

All works in the exhibition are customizable, thought the number of editions of each work are strictly limited by the artist, normally to a maximum of five. All are signed. Prices range from £500 – £5000. Christopher Walker, curator,  commented:-“In this exhibition, ‘The Return to Beauty,’ Nicky Taylor has sought to capture the wonders of Nature, stretching from the awe-inspiring mountains, through fabulous landscapes to almost enchanted beaches. He celebrates the creatures that crawl, or fly, on this planet’s surface, and those that dwell, in a rainbow of colours, in all its oceans. Beauty, beauty all around us…”

“Mavilette Beach” by Nicky Taylor
Lambda print 40” x 60,”mounted under acrylic with aluminium backing. A limited edition of five, with one AP. Signed by artist on label.