Haitan working (washing my window) not begging


Acrylic on canvas

152.4 x 182.9 x 7.6 cm (60 x 72 x 3 in.)

Painting "what he sees around him", Henry Taylor enjoys depicting everyday scenes, friends or strangers on the street. This work beckons us to see things through his eyes and observe the scene with him.

We see a young man standing behind a window, which he is washing. Taylor’s spontaneous, expressive painting reveals his feelings about the subject. The choice of faithfully capturing a fleeting moment and restoring all the figure’s humanity through painting is characteristic of the artist's work. The painting also has a documentary aspect: it shows an everyday scene in California, where Taylor lives.

This painting was exhibited in Rennes during the "Debout !" ("Stand Up!") show at the Couvent des Jacobins in 2018.