- Chris Baker
About the Exhibition
Chris Baker solo exhibition
Chris Baker's start as an illustrator and caricaturist, does not hint at the portrait and figurative fine art that only later has become his trademark. Chris says, "I'm glad... my oils [are seen] as the more pertinent side to my work (as that's where truly my heart lies)"
A beautifully articulated landscape in oil, Mount Clarence King will grow on you, with its pinpoint-fine detailing and subtle coloring. The 48 x 36 inch painting is based on a black & white photograph by Ansel Adams, taken of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. The print of this oil painting resembles a fine lithograph.
Chris' prowess with faces and scenes is highlighted in his oil painting, Mongolian Meeting, wherein he captures a unique culture in a non-ceremonial, community setting. Chris says of his subjects, that they were "sitting in a yurt, listening attentively to a european translator describing the differences between our culture and their own". Mongolian Meeting is remarkable for its varied facial expressions, its color, lighting and director-style composition.
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