TORONTO: Indian-origin Gary (Gaurav) Taxali, who has made a big impact in the art scene in the US, Canada and Europe, says showcasing his works in India is his ultimate dream.
The impact of this Chandigarh-born artist can be gauged from the fact that the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Sony, MTV, and Coca Cola are among his major clients.
Famous US art director Steven Heller has paid him the ultimate compliment.
” Gary Taxali visually blends now with then. His style, inspired by vintage comics and advertising art, is repurposed with the goal of communicating the ironies and comical essence of popular culture. His work is at once alluring and endearing. Despite the vintage look, he is neither maudlin nor nostalgic. His imagery is rich in satiric verve,” Heller said.
An artist for all seasons, Taxali uses multiple media – ink, oil, acrylic, enamel and gouache – and a number of surfaces – paper, plywood, steel, aluminum – to create comical and serious works. Continue reading