We are proud to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Kim Baker.
Kim Baker’s paintings evoke an inner world, but also work with the tangible, visceral qualities of oil paint. They explore an inner dimension where organic images and forms can be twisted and subverted. Caravaggio is a big influence for Kim Baker, particularly his use of chiaroscuro.
Over time both deliberate and accidental mark making gives each of the paintings its own unique space and rhythm. Baker works with a layering process where paint is repeatedly applied and then rubbed off. This normally starts with a previously existing work which she slowly covers and re-forms, until only fragments of the original can be seen through the layers.
Kim Baker has exhibited widely, with recent group exhibitions and art fairs in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and New York.
Kim Baker: New Paintings is open to the public, by appointment only, from 2 December 2011 to 27 January 2011 at Opus Fine Art, Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1NR. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in this exhibition.