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Baker Overstreet on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 5:33 PM

The fleshy pink you see here is selfishly one of my favorites. I simply cannot work without it. It always hammers home the human for me. I myself have a fleshy pink complexion and am – for the most part –human. So in this sense, I reckon, all of my...

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Baker Overstreet on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 10:38 AM

“Tash ‘n’ Nose” is one of several names I’ve come across for the classic “groucho-style” gimmick specs. Aside from just being a fan of this specific gimmick, I look to this novelty as a transformative tool. Masks and disguises play a large part in my work, thematically and formally. I...

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Baker Overstreet on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 10:14 AM

This one leans more towards the figurative. I’m always striving to bridge the gap between the architectural and the figurative. Against my better judgment, I always return to symmetry. Here it works well. Imagine two identical figures hovering over a suggestive idol. A dirty mind is a terribly thing to...

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Baker Overstreet on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 11:15 AM

This painting is from my last show at Fredericks & Freiser, “Frown Upside Down”. My approach with these works stemmed from gag and novelty research. I’ve always been a fan of “cheap tricks” and “hamming” – shortcuts to an immediate audience response. I always seem to take the scenic route,...

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Baker Overstreet on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 6:19 PM

Here’s an older painting. I always find myself taking a break from a body of work to focus on a small painting, using a small brush, working no more than a foot away from the canvas. It’s my usual practice to allow myself a bit of sloppiness, but sometimes –...

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