Taylor Bystrom

Taylor Bystrom is an American transgender Pop Artist specialised in 3D immersive art. Since transitioning 9 years ago from female to male, he has been changing the way we talk about gender, sexuality, and psychedelics. Taylor’s art is a visual feast. In a very distinctive visual language of cartoonesque style thick lines and vibrant colours, he often depicts his rendering of Frankenstein's monster, which is not without meaning. It’s the story of a created man, a theme always present in his work. 'The idea behind my work is to change people's perception on how they view trans people. We have long been seen as monsters and perverts and the conversation about trans rights is nothing new throughout history. I just want to tell a story that touches people and helps people realize the hardships that trans people face while bringing comedic relief.' He recently graduated from the prestigious Goldsmiths, the art school famous for producing world-leading artists such as Damien Hirst and Steve McQueen.

Trial by Fire, 2021

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Acrylic on canvas

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Each work is designed to transform when viewed with red and blue 3D glasses. The 3D immersion of his paintings comes from a genius ability to recognize colour. Whether visible with retro red and blue 3D glasses or in a room full of coloured strobe lights the artwork comes alive. Every single thing he touches turns to 3D. He explains that this act signifies ‘the binary world of pink and blue that I grew up in and how different things can look when viewed through a different lens’. 









‘My mission as an artist is to create a world of transparency and acceptance where people are free to live unafraid to be their authentic selves. My work is all about the self-made decisions that have paved my personal road to happiness. I want to tell my story so future generations do not grow up the way that I did. All my recent work is designed to transform when viewed with red and blue 3D glasses. This was a happy accident, discovered by chance, but meant to be as it perfectly illustrates the binary world of pink and blue that I grew up in and how different things can look when viewed through a different lens.’









Taylor pushes the envelope of Pop Art, a movement that’s been having a long-lasting influence since the 60s. Pop Artists, like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, famously drew inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture but Taylor’s takes it further. In his fresh take, he both reflects upon his personal story of transitioning from female to male and provides relevant current political commentary. In a very distinctive visual language of cartoonesque style thick lines and vibrant colours, he often depicts his rendering of Frankenstein's monster, which is not without meaning, as it’s the story of a created man. Each work in the collection is designed to transform when viewed with red and blue 3D glasses. He explains that this act signifies ‘the binary world of pink and blue that I grew up in and how different things can look when viewed through a different lens’.



Thoughts become reality, 2021

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Acrylic on canvas

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Pop Art has been called a worldwide revolution with a wide range of expressions and concerns. Understanding Pop Art has captivated art critics and historians since the 60s. At the time, they criticised the Pop Artists’ use of such ‘low’ subject matter and their apparently uncritical and apolitical treatment of it. But throughout the years, the Pop Art aesthetic has an effective tool for political ends. Although mainly known as a graffiti artist, Keith Haring can be considered as a Pop Artist too, but one that raised awareness of the AIDS crisis and was more explicitly critical of capitalism and mass consumerism. 



There's no place like home, 2021

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Acrylic on canvas

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Initially, Andy Warhol, the most prolific Pop Artist, was mainly known for embracing celebrity culture and mass consumerism. But more recently, art historians have been questioning his often iterated seemingly political neutrality. For starters, Warhol was commissioned to design a portrait for Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign in 1978. And the preceding election, he made an anti-Nixon screenprint stating ‘Vote McGovern’. He also openly expressed his queer identity in life and in his art, even when homosexuality was criminalised and suppressed in the US. Warhol and Haring were not the only artists pioneering in LGBTQ+ visibility. Another one is David Hockney, Warhol’s contemporary, who most famously painted big pool splashes and tender depictions of queer domestic life. Taylor brings unique qualities to the movement as he makes it more political in a personal way by reflecting upon his own transition. Through an identifiable motif of 'T' patterns Taylor has been able to make a commentary on how the T in LGBTQ has been silent too long as well as coining the phrase 'trying to get trans rights is like pulling teeth'. 

Diptych, 2021

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Acrylic on paper

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Taylor has had two solo shows under his belt and recent shows including “London Grads Now” at Saatchi Gallery and London Fashion Week in February 2020, he now lives in the United Kingdom and holds a Masters degree in Fine art from the prestigous Goldsmiths University of London.

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