Murals by Taylor White seen at CAM Raleigh, Raleigh - Laocoön and the Algorithm
Murals by Taylor White seen at CAM Raleigh, Raleigh - Laocoön and the Algorithm
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Item Laocoön and the Algorithm
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Laocoön and the Algorithm

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A commissioned mural on an interior wall at CAM Raleigh reinterprets the famous Greek statue of Laocoön and his Sons. In Virgil’s Aeneid, Laocoön was a priest of Poseidon who attempted to expose the ruse of the Trojan horse by striking it with a spear. Metaphorically, of course, the phrase “Trojan horse” has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to willingly and unknowingly invite a foe into a protected place. Today, we live in the midst of a major ethical conundrum with regard to Big Tech's ever-intrusive role in our everyday lives. Using a barrage of loud and audacious images disguised as entertainment, we cavalierly accept the terms and conditions of our devices as they command more and more of our psychological and emotional freedom in exchange for the illusion of safety and purpose.

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Taylor White

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Taylor White

Raleigh, NC

Taylor White is an American figurative artist whose work engages with the fundamental elements of being. Combining refined techniques of classical training with bright, unexpected color choices born from the residue of street art and pop culture, White’s work is a bold and kinetic pursuit of the delicate harmonies that exist in that sweet spot between order and chaos.

White was raised in Raleigh, NC and educated at the Savannah College of Art and Design, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 2007. Upon graduating, she began contributing her efforts to acclaimed Oslo-based advertising agency TRY/Apt, as the first and only full-time illustrator hired in a Norwegian agency at the time.

Three years later her choice to pursue painting brought her to Australia, where she found a new kind of success traversing the textures of urban environments, furnishing the streets and galleries of Melbourne with her uniquely haunting, expressive portraits of forlorn youth.

She has exhibited internationally from Melbourne to Berlin, LA, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. She has contributed to events for Just Another Agency, Analogue/Digital, Juddy Roller, Outer Space Project, Richmond Mural Project, Murals in the Market, Branded Arts, and SCOPE Miami Beach. She most recently worked with Google Fiber to create one of the largest public-facing Augmented Reality murals in the world.

She is currently based in Raleigh, NC.

Available for commission/custom work