Donald Baechler, Mint, 2007

Because today, it is super hot in London…

Donald Baechler, Mint, 2007
© McClain Gallery, Houston

Highly influenced by the naïve vocabulary of Jean Dubuffet, Donald Baechler’s art is full of childhood imagery, nostalgia and purposely cliché motifs. However, his ‘paintings-collages-drawings’ are not always innocent as it may seems.

Sometimes a real critique of the loss of innocence, he builds with accumulated layers, what he calls an “illusion of history”. He therefore implies that his works are about our perception of childhood as adults, more than our ‘original’ childhood itself.

Nevertheless, this is beautifully made.

Donald Baechler, Western expansion, 1996
© Cardi gallery

 

Donald Baechler, Colorful Ball, 2010
© Cheim & Read gallery, New York

 

Donald Baechler, Walking Figure, 2008
© Cheim & Read gallery, New York

 

Donald Baechler, The Blue Rose, 2015
© michael lisi/contemporary art

 

Donald Baechler, Virtues of obesity, 1990
© Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
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