Specialising in collage, contemporary artist Edie Baker creates new narratives from predominantly ephemeral images sourced from magazines, books or those discarded on the street.
Larger works are created by digitally printing previously treated images onto stretched canvasses which are then embellished with shapes, patterns and forms that enhance or detract from certain areas of the original.
Working with more traditional art materials… pencil, paint and inks etc to those more commonly associated with textiles…fabrics, threads and yarn, her work aims to bridge the gap between the arts and craft.
Content is often brutally cut or edited, resulting in final pieces that speak more of what is absent, rather than that which is present. This treatment leads to work that is sometimes awkward, sometimes humorous, sometimes provocative but almost always surreal.
Exploring ways in which we read, understand and respond to images, the work aims to allow room for the viewer to conjure up their own personal narrative beyond the boundaries of the visual presentation in front of them.
Born 1995, London
Lives and works in London
2015-2018 Camberwell College of Arts
2013-2014 London College of Communication
2014 & 2015
Art Hub Summer Show, Deptford, London
Interim-ing, Copeland Park, London
Annual Summer Show, CGP Gallery, Southwark Park, London
Supercuts, ArtHub, Deptford, London
Untitled, Fuel Tank, Deptford, London
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