Taryn Coulson is a contemporary painter. She graduated from the Studio Arts Program at the University of Guelph, Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2011.
Taryn's interest in painting, began as a response to the ubiquity and overload of images through technological sources, and our experience of artworks becoming increasingly distanced from their original source. The idea of failure through technological reproduction, pattern and repetition's inevitable erosion of image are fundamentals of her practice.
The process of creating a painting is the most important aspect in her work. Each piece begins with a neatly planned grid structure, and through the performative addition and subtraction of paint, repeating patterns, techniques and colours, each grid gets built up, broken down, and in time becomes its own completely unique artwork, or ends up a big mess.
This aspect of potential mess and failure is what drew Taryn into art marking (especially paintings) in our increasingly digital world. Fascinated with the possibilities in variation that happen as a physical process gets repeated again and again to create those moments of beauty when a medium is being pushed to its limits, and breaks apart into something spectacular.