Jeffrey T. Baker
Jeffrey T. Baker situates his multi-disciplinary practice inside a complex web of what could be called the contemporary sublime.
Keenly aware of the historical precedents for both painting and photography, Baker’s art occupies a challenging locus between the two traditions. His works are handcrafted composites of pigment, toner, and wax that are clearly antithetical to the multiplicity often associated with the photographic print.
While fascinated by narrative, Baker eschews any sort of contrived relationship between the works; preferring that the viewer construct their own stories from the glowering landscapes, teetering structures, decayed remnants of antiquity, and oddly cropped portraits he displays in salon-style groupings.
For over a decade these works have been compiled and presented as SUBJECTIVE; a visual archive that is both fact and fiction, photograph and painting, identifiable and amorphous.
VIEW SUBJECTIVE SELECTIONS
NOW ENROLLING 1-DAY FALL WORKSHOP!
PAINTING IN A DAY: LEAFING, ACRYLIC TRANSFERS & FINISHING TECHNIQUES
November 2 | Sat, 9:00am-4:00pm
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland
SITKA ART INVITATIONAL
November 2-3 | Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm
Miller Hall, World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR
For comments, purchases, commissions, licensing requests and/or to receive periodic updates about coming exhibitions please feel free to contact Jeffrey at:
jeffreytbaker at gmail dot com
All images © Jeffrey T. Baker, 1999-2013