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Estate by Chris Baker

Canvas Prints

Small (8.3" x 8.0")

$57.95
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For some years I lived on the 19th floor of a council estate tower block, and as expected got to meet and know quite well some of the others I was living with….
The diversity of characters there, (and their lifestyles) was something I’d always wanted to portray in a more iconic way than I might usually (although painting at this size, I had to wait until I was living in a bigger place first).

Oil on canvas (with sand, papier-mache, brick powder, earth & cardboard)

48 inches X 48 inches

This painting is for sale – please contact the artist

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A figurative artist, Chris started out as an illustrator, later to become a figurative painter, focusing mainly on portraits.

Chris has exhibited in several one-man shows, and a few mixed shows in London.

Commissions – Please contact me here: newfeenix@gmail.com

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Comments

  • MrTAH
    MrTAHover 5 years ago

    Chris, this a beautiful piece…a Mayan feel to it…very rich…tobey

  • Hi Tobey – Thank you !!
    Yes; I wanted it to have an iconic (past & present) feel to it, so ‘Mayan’ sounds about right in some respects… Cheers :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Very cool Chris. Would love to see the technique in person.

  • Many thanks a bunch Jim. I’d like you to also…. :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    Cool piece – all earthy and dug-up looking. Neat idea to “iconize” your fellow dwellers.

  • Tama, my dear… you hit the nail on the ‘ultimate head’ there…. :)
    I wanted this painting to ‘appear’ as though some hapless archeologist(s) had dredged this up from the seabed; only to discover that the correlation between their era (and ours) was but ephemeral…. (You sussed me!!!) Wishes :;)

    – Chris Baker

  • banrai
    banraiover 5 years ago

    fabulous art..

  • Thank you Banrai – you honour me :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Varry
    Varryover 5 years ago

    GASP!!! Oh my ,this is wonderful Chris!!!! WOWOWOWOWOW

  • Varry – I’m so very happy you appreciate this piece ;)
    I LOVE chucking down heavy textures and the avoiding the ‘prissiness’ of more detailed work sometimes (often, in fact – very often…. ;)
    I’m submitting one more detailed graphite piece…. then that’s it for me ;)

    – Chris Baker

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    Chris, this is very enigmatic and metaphysical, I am very impressed with all the materials you used to create this!!!! Impeccable work!!!! :)))

  • Thank you for you appreciation of this piece Ming – Given time, I’d like to do many more of this type of painting, but they take a fair while to complete :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Ray Schloss
    Ray Schlossover 5 years ago

    dude… talk about versatility! amazing work. outstanding!

  • Hi Ray! Thanks for dropping by, and.I fully appreciate your comments on this one buddy :)
    I’m doing my best to narrow down which direction I should follow… so trying out different approaches… I really do enjoy getting heavy textures down on canvas….!

    – Chris Baker

  • ArtSlut
    ArtSlutover 5 years ago

    Clever!I love the concept and the way you have portrayed them iconically.Texture is such fun to create isn’t it!

  • Thanks, StickyFlower :) yes! texture can really shows the spirit of a piece, and is an highly exciting process!

    – Chris Baker

  • Starz
    Starzover 5 years ago

    this is fantastic, has a wonderful petroglyph flavour
    love your mediums, inspirational and beautiful art

  • Thank you Karön, your appreciation is overwhelming :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Jomei
    Jomeiover 5 years ago

    This is so rich and textured with human sentiment. Love these characters, and a brilliant medium to convey. Outstanding work, very impressive!

  • Hello Jim,
    I’m honoured that you should drop by here and offer me such wonderful praise; thank you so much :)

    – Chris Baker

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