Sunday, January 24, 2010
Born in 1974 and having spent his youth in Europa, Asian and the Caribbean, Jason deCaires Taylor graduated in 1998 with a B.A. Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics from the Camberwell College of Arts, part of the Univertisty of Arts London.
Award winning underwater photographer and fully qualified diving instructor, Jason created in Grenada, West Indies, the world's first underwater sculpture park.
Besides the artistic component, his sculptures have the purpose of creating artificial reefs to serve as inhabitat for marine life, resulting in a mutual benefit for art and nature.
With several projects acomplished, Jason is working on "The Silent Evolution" instalation, in Cancun.
Consisting of 400 life-sized figurative works representing the visual and social changes in humans during the past centuries, this project will be part of the world's largest underwater art museum.
Jason deCaires Taylor is currently the Artistic Director of the recent Cancun Underwater Museum, in Mexico.
Posted by Jose Carrilho at 3:11 AM