S|2 is proud to present Sweet Nothing, an exhibition of new work by Charming Baker. An artist of restless imagination, Baker’s subjects range from the everyday to the deeply personal, leaving the viewer to make their own connections and conclusions. “I like to take people along a path which leads them to a place they don’t expect to be,” says Baker. Known to purposefully damage his work by drilling, cutting and even shooting it, Baker intentionally puts into question the preciousness of art and the definition of its beauty, adding to the emotive charge of the work he produces. Working towards his new exhibition Sweet Nothing, Charming Baker hasdescribed his overriding influences as “…Schrödinger’s cat, Pavlov’s dog, bitter nostalgia, sex, joy, folly, loss, Don Quixote, tended gardens, gypsum foundations, concrete ideals, loose morals, nature, nurture, sweet nothing...”
Solo exhibitions include the Truman Brewery London 2007, Redchurch Street Gallery London 2009, New York Studio Gallery NYC 2010, Mercer Street London 2011 and Milk Studios LA 2013. Baker has also exhibited with the Fine Art Society, as well as collaborated with Sir Paul Smith for a sculpture entitled ‘Triumph in the Face of Absurdity’ which was displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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