TAY DALL
collection one studio 1
SUSPENDED ANIMATION
and
URBAN STREET LIFE
In 2013 Tay was invited to be the resident artist at The Fairmont Hotel Zimbali near Durban. 
The Fairmont Hotel's collection of Tays art includes 75 works which are hanging 
throughout the 5 star establishment as part of a permanent ongoing exhibition.
 

STUDIO 1: COLLECTION ONE FOYER       STUDIO 2: COLLECTION TWO FOYER

STUDIO 3: BRAND NEWBIES         VIEWING ROOMS        LET'S GO HOME

 
ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
SUSPENDED ANIMATION
There are many thematic interests and inspirations I have when it comes to my art. One in particular is the specific fascination with the idea of the microscopic sub world and what it looks like.  You know what I am talking about I’m sure, the parts of life that we can not see, the invisible jungle that contains cells, atoms and tiny creatures that make life possible.  With that in my mind’s eye, the “Suspended Animation Series”  is a depiction of my personal interpretation of a snapshot of an ambiguous primordial soup of creatures and tiny atomic cells floating in some strange chemical bath and frozen in time. Sounds a little arty weird to me but it is the inspiration behind the work. The process of suspended animation is in fact, the process of putting living cells into a state of hibernation with the ability to revive them in the future.
 
3103 - Anomaly - 90cm x 120cm
acrylic on canvas
On Exhibition at Groot Constantia Wine Estate
 
3049 - Suspended Animation 5 - 200cm x 200cm
acrylic and pastel on canvas
On Exhibition at Arabella Hotel by Mariott
 
3092 - Large Suspended Animation 2 - 200cm x 250cm
acrylic on canvas
On Exhibition at Arabella Hotel by Mariott
 
3110 - Large Suspended Animation 4 - 160cm x 200cm
acrylic on canvas
 
3107 - Suspended Animation 6 - 110cm x 160cm
acrylic on canvas
On Exhibition at Groot Constantia Wine Estate
 
3108 - Sunglow Suspended Animation 1 - 120cm x 170cm
acrylic on canvas
On Exhibition at Groot Constantia Wine Estate
3109 - Sunglow Suspended Animation 2 - 110cm x 160cm
acrylic on canvas
On Exhibition at Groot Constantia Wine Estate
 
2989 - Suspended Animation 1 - 280cm x 70cm
acrylic on canvas and wood
SOLD
2990 - Suspended Animation 2 - 280cm x 70cm
acrylic on canvas and wood
SOLD
 
ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
URBAN STREET
The ‘Urban Street’ works express a raw, edgy underlying tone of sober truth about a world within a world of urban life.

When travelling in Europe several years back I saw in Venice the most amazing wall art.  Mostly sensitive lines and sort of Asiatic characters,  ŕ la Venetian, and sensitive abstract shapes but done very delicately and in specific places in the city.  Down these endless, shadowy, maze like lanes and then at the end a half block away you see this graffiti art.   At first it seemed offensive  to me and insensitive for someone to deface centuries old buildings with ugly spray paint.  But….. if I looked at this graffiti through the eyes of an artist,  the dichotomy of these deliberate marks on these ancient walls really invoked a heightened sense of beauty and timelessness.  Don’t get me wrong this “tagging” fits the same  urban crime in my heart as littering, but seeing a modern layer of expression on centuries old decaying walls really worked artistically. The birth of an idea through destruction.   

It was this trip to Venice that was the driving inspiration behind the series ‘Urban Street”,  to create a body of work that was unique in its underlying structured and orderly background with an unstructured random mark making with a particular emphasis on rich graffiti-like stylization on the surface.  Or in other words, my version of urban art on canvas. The street art that I see in my world.
 
 
2987 - Urban Story Landscape - 122cm x 244cm
enamel on canvas and wood
 
2988 - Urban Story Loud Silence - 180cm x 150cm
enamel and graphite on canvas
 
3003 - Urban Story Street Life 2- 150cm x 80cm
acrylic on canvas
3006 - Urban Story Street Life 4- 150cm x 80cm
acrylic on canvas
On Exhibition at South Hill Vineyards,  Elgin
 
3004 - Urban Story Street Life 3- 120cm x 120cm
acrylic on canvas

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STUDIO 1: COLLECTION ONE FOYER       STUDIO 2: COLLECTION TWO FOYER

STUDIO 3: BRAND NEWBIES         VIEWING ROOMS        LET'S GO HOME

 
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