"Thoughts of the Great Outdoors", John Baker, acrylic, mixed media, collage - Painting by John Baker
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John Baker
"Thoughts of the Great Outdoors", John Baker, acrylic, mixed media, collage

2003

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John Baker’s “Thoughts of the Great Outdoors” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 82 x 36 inches in rich and resonant greens and blues suggestive of verdant nature. The monumental figures seem to hover weightless above the ground and also merge or interpenetrate. A study in expressive bioluminescence, the biomorphism of the figures and their immediate surrounds radiate a light that suggests spiritual reality and awareness as well as organic process. The sides are unpainted and the painting is signed and dated on the reverse. John Baker is a widely exhibited painter based in Boston and New York whose solo exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe (his paintings demonstrate that the human figure as a source of fresh ideas still endures), Art New England (Baker’s collages raise a bunch of interesting issues) and American Art Collector (John Baker’s wonderful and worthy project). A native of New York City, Baker was a pupil of Donald Judd for two years. The influence of the sculptor’s constructivist method remains an influence on Baker’s collage process, but Baker’s artistic results are more sensual and emotional as he adds the elements of subtle color harmony and reliance on impulse.

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  • Dimensions
    H 82 in. x W 36 in. x D 1.5 in.H 208.28 cm x W 91.44 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU50034389052
  • Seller Reference Number
    Baker_Thoughts of the Great Outdoors
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