Wanderer Above the Sea of Dreams (2016)
Edition of 100
Twenty six-colour screenprint, solvent-based ink on 410gsm Somerset Tub-Sized paper. Produced by Coriander Studio, London
76 x 60 cm (30 x 23.6 in)
Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist
Wanderer Above the Sea of Dreams draws on the classic motif of Taylor-Johnson's earlier Self Portrait Suspended series, transposed here onto surreal, dream-like desert setting. Wanderer Above the Sea of Dreams continues Taylor-Johnson's ongoing exploration of weight and gravity, and marks the prolific artist and filmmaker's first foray into photo collage. In a playful nod to the buoyant energy of the 2016 Olympic host country, the balloons bear the design of the Brazilian flag. Taylor-Johnson shot the craggy desert background on location in the US, giving an American twist to Rio's iconic Sugarloaf Mountain.