Tazelaar’s work focuses on the process of making - allowing techniques and procedures such as screenprinting to carry out the work and often determine the final outcome. Reflected in his prints and paintings, where bold, shifting stripes and rays - geometric patterns and layers of tones and colours - are augmented with loose, gestural marks, and an overall sense of fluidity. Tazelaar’s thin layering of flat colour creates an uncanny impression, much like the exquisite shades of an eggshell, the fine richness of porcelain or simply the necessity of a boundless black.
Fine Art Printmaking (BA Hons), Norwich School of Art and Design, 2003.
Selected Group Exhibitions: Performance Print Event, Photographers Gallery, London 2013. Grid, Nunns Yard Gallery, Norwich 2014. Shift, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich 2018. Fieldwork, Haarlem Artspace, Derbyshire 2019. QUIN, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich 2019.
Tazelaar Stevenson has completed many commissions for the music industry including: Tongues, inner sleeve artwork. Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid, Domino Records, 2007. Pink, album artwork, Four Tet, 2012. Glaive EP, album artwork, Nathan Fake, 2015. Music for a Flat Landscape, album artwork, Luke Abbott, 2015.