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John Baker
"Urban Melancholy: An Imaginary Portrait", acrylic, painting, blues, purple

2019

US$1,025

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John Baker’s “Urban Melancholy: An Imaginary Portrait” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches that compounds the reflective sadness of two sisters, one a teenager the other in her twenties. Although the mid-range blues and yellows of the left side of the composition are harmonious, the purple and cranberry hues of the right side provide the perfect primary color balance while also being sensuous in their own right. 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 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. Baker is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

Details

  • Creator
    John Baker (1944, American)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Baker_Urban Melancholy1stDibs: LU50035358002

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