Just A Slice

Amanda Baldwin

Just A Slice, 2018

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Working in the medium of painting, Amanda Baldwin depicts still life in a contemporary light. While traditional still life paintings showed new ways of looking at daily life and the ordinary objects around us through the use of subject and positioning, Baldwin, with her contemporary approach, brings objects to life through the focus on different colours, textures, compositions and perspectives.

Influenced by classical genre painting, Baldwin considers a contemporary approach, reconstructing these objects as vessels for disruption and reflection.

Amanda Baldwin

Amanda Baldwin

1984

Since the inception of painting, artists have been drawn to depicting everyday objects and the way in which they connect to audiences. Amanda Baldwin follows in the footsteps of those who came before her, embracing still life as her chosen subject matter. While the objects commonly found in still life paintings, such as fruit bowls and furniture, may be relatable, Amanda sees the medium of painting as a platform for exploring a genre of painting and its connection to the viewer.

Amanda Baldwin's artistic style transforms ordinary still lifes and landscapes into captivating compositions through the use of vibrant colours, striking patterns, and unconventional perspectives. Her artistic creations oscillate between abstract and representational, presenting everyday objects in a manner that is reminiscent of the layered quality of collages.

Her pieces seamlessly navigate between hyperrealism and Surrealism, juxtaposing flatness and depth, and merging painterly brushstrokes with surfaces reminiscent of digital paintings. In her artwork, Baldwin skillfully captures the essence of objects, whether they are fruits or vessels, and through her distinct approach, constructs scenes that invite viewers to explore deeper narratives.

Nina

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Nina Kim

About Nina

Nina has worked in the art sector for over 20 years. She has worked with major galleries and auction houses such as Sotheby's and Heffel. As an art advisor, she has managed major private and corporate art collections, including that of the Chairman of Thomson Reuters.

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