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Charming Baker

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Baker left school at 16 and worked various manual jobs. In 1985, having gone back to college, Baker was accepted onto a course at the prestigious Central Saint Martins, where he later returned as a lecturer. In 2011, Baker’s London show at the Mercer Street Studios cemented his place as one of the rising stars in the world of Contemporary Art. Baker’s work explores well-trodden and intrinsically linked themes; life, love, death, terror, joy, despair with an underlying reference to the classics and a dark humour. Baker is also known to purposefully damage his delicate painting, including drilling, cutting and occasionally shooting them with a shotgun, intentionally and inadvertently putting to question the preciousness of art, and adding to the emotive charge of the work he produces.

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