Naylor describes his work as 'absurd realism'; striking,
fauvistic colours combined with bizarre figures and forms
in fanciful situations.
His sources of inspiration are difficult to pin down. An article
read in a magazine, someone
observed behaving strangely, a story told during dinner,
a group of passport photo's collected on a table; all have
been the starting point for his current images.
he works directly on the canvas making only rough, preliminary
sketches. The work then undergoes various transformations
with the original idea being constantly improved, adapted
and developed (and often forgotten). This results in pictures
that possess a layer-like quality; previous images remaining
visible, if not recognisable, beneath the final work.
In the past he's worked in various medium including crayon, screenprinting, ceramics and stone,
but the last few years have been almost
exclusively devoted to painting in acrylics.
Naylor has lived and worked in The Netherlands since 1986.