The seemingly obtuse ways of collaging used by Taylor Anton White (b. 1978, United States) are the fruit of an improvisational approach rife with spontaneous gestures. His mixed-media compositions consist of what the artist describes as “contradictory elements that should be discordant but somehow come together to exist in a state of tenuous balance.” His works are drawn from discrepancies and conceptual restrains expressed at many levels: between the work and its title, between the different materials used, between intention and perception. His highly-layered, textural, and often three-dimensional paintings unapologetically embody the numerous decisions an artist continuously makes. White’s art defies categorisation, his works move between abstraction, text, found objects, and clearly defined imagery all within a single work. In his practice, he utilises a vast spectrum of media ranging from spiral bindings, spray paint, and charcoal to even incorporating drawings by his own children, thus calling into question entrenched notions of artistic ownership.