John baldwin aka crackedpainter
Last updated 06/03/22
Devon. England. United Kingdom.
Item A sensory piece created especially for this exhibition .
90cm x 85.5cm
"Footpints in the
Cast tyre prints in plaster mounted on board
@ number 20 joy street in 2020.
I just couldn’t resist, the address i mean.
The work on display is a selection of pieces that have many different and epistemological connections some are a consideration of identity and others are commentary , one invites you to interact on the most basic level of touch. Yet all will affect the viewer differently.
Over the past three years I have been exploring the neurological aesthetics how art effects or affects the brain. The complications of the neurological processes and the neuroplasticity of the brain.
What we know about the properties of the brain is constantly under investigation and the suggestion that an aesthetic sense is universal in human experience is not a new concept. However with recent advances in technologies I have been exploring how the brain reacts to the Arts and continue to do so.
How the architecture of the mind is the beauty of music, dance or visual art and that they are secured already within the mind or is it quite simply as Agnes Martin put “… that beauty is in the mind.....look at the rose..........”
"End of may /a Brexit blueprint". (Above) 2016-2019
Oil on canvas and collage
"Paradigms."2018-2019 (Above and right)
Oil on acrylic , gold leaf and plaster relief on Canvas. 1m x 1m
with a poem ....not mine.
"Abstract of disability"
Combine metal sculpture steel 1m x39cm
Oil on canvas with two molded acrylic 82cm x 61cm
Acrylic on canvas
89.5cm x 60cm
"The complication of movement".Oil on acrylic on canvas 182cm x 129cm approx
11. "Winners history." 2012-2013
Lazer cut book 30cm x 15cm