Honor Titus Joins Timothy Taylor

25 February 2021

Timothy Taylor is pleased to announce the gallery’s representation of the Los Angeles-based artist Honor Titus (b. 1989, Brooklyn, NY).

A self-taught painter, Titus is known for works that are simultaneously journalistic and utopic, depicting public and private rituals of intimacy and leisure. Infused with a sense of wistful romance, the paintings often contain references to a shared yet hard-to-place past: a woman in tennis whites, a classic car painted red, a man with a bouquet of flowers in a suit and fedora. Titus feels a particular affinity with Les Nabis, the group of young artists in fin de siècle Paris that included Edouard Vuillard, Félix Vallotton, and Pierre Bonnard, identifying with their conceptual philosophy and formal language—broad planes of unmediated color, solid outlines, and bold patterns.

Titus’s exhibition For Heaven’s Sake is on view at Timothy Taylor, New York through March 27. Works from the sold-out exhibition have been placed in significant public and private collections including the Beth Rudin De Woody Collection, New York, and the Longlati Foundation, Shanghai. Timothy Taylor will present a solo booth of Titus’s paintings at Frieze London in October.

“It’s rare to find a painter whose work is simultaneously utterly contemporary but undeniably timeless. In some ways, Honor seems like a painter out of time—a member of Les Nabis, plucked from 19th-century France and dropped into modern-day Los Angeles. We are honored and excited to be working with him.” – Timothy Taylor

Honor Titus (b. 1989, Brooklyn, NY) is a self-taught American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. While touring extensively in a punk band and holding poetry readings in New York, he met Raymond Pettibon, whom he assisted. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2016, Titus took up painting. Titus had his first solo exhibition at Henry Taylor Gallery, Los Angeles in January 2020. His work was included in the acclaimed group exhibition (Nothing But) Flowers at Karma, New York in summer 2020. He had his first solo exhibition in New York at Timothy Taylor in January 2021.