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Jason deCaires Taylor  Cancun, Mexico

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About Jason deCaires


Jason de Caires Taylor was born in 1974 and divided the earlier part of his life in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Much of his childhood was spent on the coral reefs of Malaysia where he developed a profound love of the sea and a fascination with the natural world. This would later lead him to spend several years working as a scuba diving instructor in various parts of the globe, developing a strong interest in conservation, underwater naturalism and photography.

In 1998, Taylor received a BA Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics from Camberwell College of Arts, but his scuba diving qualification would prove equally important to his art career”in May 2006 he created the world”s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies, furnished with underwater sculptures of his design. These sculptures create a unique, absorbing and expansive visual seascape, highlighting natural ecological processes while offering the viewer privileged temporal encounters.


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Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th St., 9th Floor
New York, NY
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Hope

03.03.2014 @ 12:38 AM

absolutely breath taking. Makes me want to travel and see them in real life. truly amazing work.

Paul

01.12.2014 @ 11:30 AM

GREAT ART_My admire..........Paul

Mlaizure

08.21.2013 @ 8:54 AM

THIS could motivate me to be brave enough to scuba! Beauty!

Pin hsunhsian

06.16.2013 @ 8:04 PM

Could we take some photos when we visit this under water sculpture garden?

Moan

04.22.2013 @ 1:08 PM

Beautiful, an alternative world that could not be

Anonymous

04.08.2013 @ 4:02 PM

Beautiful. The the visual 'moods' of the human sculptures are reflective of the oceans.

Liz

04.01.2013 @ 6:59 PM

So original - I was imagining what the figures would look like as the light fades too - amazing I bet!

Robert terran

03.12.2013 @ 10:09 PM

Jason DeCaires Taylor is the most creative sculptor I've ever seen! I have done this work four decades running yet he has split the world in pieces, & brought it to an Octopuss's Garden on the sea floor--The Gulf Of Mexico! "creepy'? "a bit depressing"? You provincials BORE ME!! Why don't you do us all a favor and suicide your sorry asses! The World Is Alive; You Are DEAD!!!

Collector

02.09.2013 @ 12:33 AM

a little bit depressing.

Eon works

12.14.2012 @ 10:49 AM

Interesting work.

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