Artist Taylor Mazer was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1988. He drew prolifically throughout high school, earning various high school based awards. He went on later to attend Kendall College of Art and Design. Taylor chooses to work on a somewhat smaller scale than what most artists are drawn to. His drawings are hyper detailed, atmospheric, and his “Small Drawings” series are done in no more than a few square inches of paper.
Taylor renders the seemingly mundane world of empty alleyways and nondescript buildings of the Midwest in excruciating detail on a canvas scarcely larger than a few postage stamps, but what you won’t find in his work are sweeping skylines or postcard views of famous monuments. Street signs, lamp poles, highways and electrical lines are all common images in his work. Mazer works as a freelance illustrator and artist and is currently adjunct faculty at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.