In the same way I accumulate objects, I also accumulate images, and I find them arranging themselves into categories, too. And some images insist on being painted; others don't.
Donald Baechler is a key figure in the Neo-Expressionist movement, also acknowledged as a second-generation pop artist. His canvases often operate like memory boards, using materials and fabrics collected during his travels.
Donald BaechlerRed Tulip, 2015acrylic and fabric collage on jute91 x 91 x 3 cm
35 13/16 x 35 13/16 x 1 2/16 in
Donald BaechlerFoot, 2007bronze dark patina67 x 26 x 19 cm
26 6/16 x 10 3/16 x 7 7/16 in
Donald BaechlerBeachballs, 1989acrylic and fabric collage on canvas282 x 282 cm
111 1/16 x 111 1/16 in
Donald BaechlerAbstract Painting with Spaceship, 1986acrylic and fabric collage on canvas190.5 x 190.5 cm
75 x 75 in
I'm drawn to silhouettes because of their emblematic rather than their illustrational quality. I see them as shapes, allowing an image to become an abstraction and for pure painting to take place.
Living and working at the same time as artists like Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, Baechler, in the same line as those artists, incorporates childlike naive imagery in his paintings. His primary influence comes from artists like Cy Twombly and Jean Dubuffet. Another inspiration comes from the practice of Andy Warhol, who made...
John Armleder, Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Allan McCollum, Peter Saul, ...1986 29.10.2020 - 5.01.2021 Gallery - Brussels - BelgiumIn the history of the United States, the year 1986 is remarkable for its major developments in science, technology and mass culture, marking a period of breakthrough and upheaval. IBM...
Born between 1940 and 195012 NEW YORKERS 19.11.2015 - 11.02.2016 Gallery - Brussels - BelgiumApart from their talent, their life in New York and the fact that they were born between 1945 and 1955 they all inherited the history of American painting in their...
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Gallery - Knokke - Belgium
Donald Baechler - Paul Morrison
20.03 - 10.05.2008
Gallery - Brussels - Belgium