Highlighting ROAM Gallery Artist
Carl Baird - Scenic Artist | Painter
Hello my name is Carl Baird and I am a professional artist in Vancouver BC.
I have sold 31 paintings and 40 drawings this year from my studio located on Main Street East Vancouver.
I am currently employed as a scenic artist / painter on feature films and TV shows. Recently I completed 'War of the planet of the apes' for 20th century fox.
Carl Baird makes paintings, drawings, music performances and media art. By using popular themes such as sexuality, violence and urbanity. Baird focuses on the idea of 'public space' and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at a given moment: the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting.
His paintings often refer to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined is created. By emphasizing aesthetics, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exists to punctuate the human drama I order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
His work sometimes radiates cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness , along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. In search of new methods to 'read the city' he touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as the relationship with popular culture and media, working with provocation and investigation of the process of expectation.
His works are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements, space and landscape are examined and sometimes developed on reclaimed boards from the urban environment. Carl Baird currently lives and works in Vancouver BC Canada.
ROAM Gallery - Nov/Dec. 2015
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