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Jonathan Baker

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Tenants of the Time-Bound Acrylic, Epoxy Enamel, Dye, and Micaceous Powder of Canvas
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Someone Has To Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
Darth-drac-cushing1
Peter Cushing(s), Lonely Hearts Clubs, And..? Acrylic, Oil, and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 48" X 36" (diptych) © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
Hangem
Hang 'Em REAL High, Plains Drifter Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
Karloff
Ryhmes With "Karloff" Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
Harpo
Saint Harpo Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
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Mixed Blood Message Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2005 Jonathan Baker
Disease-object
Iraq: Disease-Object Intrusion Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 36" X 60" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
Frankenphil
Make It Your Own! Acrylic, Oil, and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2008 Jonathan Baker
Othergreattower
The Other Great Tower Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
Batmansam
Samuel L. Batman Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
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Assassin Acrylic and Epoxy Enamel on Canvas 24" X 36" © c. 2011 Jonathan Baker
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Quick Facts
Tags
research, arts-education, mixed-media, pop, surrealism, modern, graffiti/street-art
Statement

Bio / Creative Statement:
My artwork embraces both the classical tenants of academic fine art painting and contemporary graphic design. While these two categories can be mutually exclusive, I attempt to incorporate both approaches when making visual art. My practical work experience in the commercial printing industry and museum technology is acknowledged when developing an image. I try to create a narrative that must be interpreted by the viewer, similar to both dream analyses and comic books. Metaphysical concepts are coupled with popular imagery in terms of symbols and cultural references.

My paintings are mixed media, acrylic and oil based mediums on stretched canvas. In general, the artwork appears in the same layout and dimensions as movie posters, which force viewers to draw their own conclusion regarding content and story. I juxtapose ironic and novel concepts that are recognizable, but create a profound realization—or lame joke. Both humor and terror are essential components of the artwork.

Many paintings, but not all, contain “glow-in-the-dark” acrylic elements. Light is held captive, and becomes an interactive element.