BERNIE TAUPIN is a life-long artist. In the early 1990’s painting became the main thrust of his creative endeavors. In his early work Taupin was inspired by ground-breaking abstract expressionists including Franz Kline, Mark Rothko and Hans Hofmann, and Anselm Kiefer in scale and materials.
Taupin says, “As in any creative field, we start by emulating work we like, following the path that ultimately leads to finding our own vision, a style we feel is original and unique in its own beliefs, on its own merits.”
Taupin artwork evolved from Ab-Ex explorations to a level of self-satisfaction followed by experimentations with text-based content and minimalist pop-art concepts. By 2016 and 2017 works become sculptural constructions off and through the canvas and bound with cord and wire. Expressing with found objects and repurposed material and artifacts, Taupin’s multi-layered creations include manipulated flags, scorched canvas, wax, wire, wood, cardboard, fabric, resin.
I’ve been called a writer, poet, lyricist, painter, sculptor. I prefer Artist.