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March 29, 2023
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Megan Baker

Megan Baker (b. 1996)

British-born Megan Baker graduated from the Central Saint Martin’s school of the University of the Arts London, after receiving the Kate Barton Painting Award and the Cass Art Prize. She has participated in numerous groups shows in London, including ‘Nymph’ at the Gillian Jason Gallery and the ‘Eye of the Collector’ art fair in collaboration with Christie’s. Her oil paintings are distinguished by a sense of floating oscillation in place and time, an evolving state of moving in and out of being, conveyed through a complex technique in which recognisable forms are constantly disrupted by the transitoriness of time and place. This is conveyed by sweeping brushstrokes that endow her paintings with a sense of temporality as well as the three dimensions of space. Expressing this sense of wonder in words, Baker accompanies ‘Newton’s Tree’ with a poem: “The architecture of longing Assembles a utopian structure Built up in my mind’s eye. I can return to the place I came from Its walls still pulsating Yet it has deviated A heartbeat No longer synchronized With my sun.”