The Unfair Advantage
Acrylic on PVC
152.4 x 274.3 cm
Using formalist abstraction reminiscent of Moholy-Nagy or Malevich, Baker’s The Unfair Advantage updates ideas of technology and painting. Through carefully balanced composition,
geometric shards of colour hover in freeze-framed motion, and diffused translucent puddles read as lens flare, explosions, and gaseous haloes. Balancing the illusions of hard-edged solidity and the weightlessness of light, Baker creates a spatial deception implicative of film or digital media. Working with industrial materials and sign painting techniques Baker’s process fuses artistic engagement with mass media asserting futuristic ethos.