The Ocean Between: Radcliffe Bailey
An artist, taking on the tasks of the painter, the sculptor, and the political activist.
We are delighted to announce the first exhibition of Radcliffe Bailey at our gallery.
Bailey was trained as a sculptor but he does not identify with one specific label as he refers to himself plainly as: an artist, taking on the tasks of the painter, the sculptor, and the political activist. So he works within the convergence of painting and sculpture, utilising found materials, such as vintage photographs of his family, vinyl records, piano keys, Georgia red clay, and bottle-caps.
Thematically, his art explores the intersection of ancestry, race and cultural memory, and is fascinated with the connection between past and present. His work has been described as being three-dimensional and layered, incorporating elements of smell and sound.
Radcliffe BaileyNotes from Tervuren, 2013gouache collage and ink on sheet music30.7975 x 23.495 cm
12 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
Framing Dimensions: 56.83 x 47.94 x 3.81 inch
Radcliffe BaileyMobile Bay 1959, 2019piano keys and wax123.5 x 90 x 20 cm
48 9/16 x 35 6/16 x 7 13/16 in
Radcliffe BaileyBetween Sea and Space, 2019mixed media including various objects and works on paper157.48 x 119.38 x 20.32 cm
62 x 47 x 8 in