Taj spent nearly two decades working as an illustrator and graphic designer. Due to an accident that damaged his dominant hand he was forced to re-evaluate how he used art to tell stories. His focus has been about learning new ways of creating artwork and the importance of making bold decisive marks in the process.
His work explores the nature of what it means to be human through painting. Our experiences layer upon each other to create the mask of our identities. Using many layers of paint he builds a final image with many windows to the journey along the way. Each piece reflects his own experiences and memories, taping into a well of internal reference rather than external influence.
Now, the challenge of creating new work is met with a renewed excitement that comes from discovering a new language.
Taj will always make art.