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Jason deCaires Taylor  Cancun, Mexico

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About Jason


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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Daniel

06.10.2014 @ 8:50 AM

Amazing. When I first saw pictures of Jason's underwater museum in Cancun I had to visit. I was able to dive this site a few years ago and it was, yes, a bit creepy but awesome!

Aly

05.06.2014 @ 5:33 PM

Either the confusion or my fear of water has really creeped me out watching this...yet it is so beautiful and peaceful. The facial detail especially the wearied work laden expression of the sweeper is interesting...he is somewhere peaceful and I feel he deserves this.

Mystery

04.29.2014 @ 11:22 PM

it's a bit creepy but my favourite is definitely musician, gardener and last supper

Juliet g amen

04.27.2014 @ 8:31 AM

Puts humanity in its place

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.

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