John Baird

John Baird

  • Artist’s Statement

    John Baird works across painting, collage and sculpture. His work is situated within the
    blurred territory where decoration and high art converge. Over his career, he has
    developed a signature flatness, in which foreground and background are indistinguishable.
    This interwoven perspective provides Baird’s work with a certain degree of surrealism, the
    sentiments of which are amplified by his unorthodox material and colour choices.

    Collaged with found materials from demolition sites, his work calls upon the past lives of
    objects and the emotive qualities of the image. The interplay of past and present present a
    “coded diary” within each work - a melting pot of time personal history. In Baird’s work
    nothing is as it seems, but rather than unsettling his viewer Baird’s surrealism provides
    familiarity - his images are landmarks of human experience. With the synesthetic harmony
    of Baird’s painterly toolbox, his works hum with the complex reality of experience that lies
    beyond simple concepts of the senses as mutually exclusive.

    John Baird’s work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions accross
    Australia, and is represented in major collections including the National Gallery of Victoria,
    Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Artbank, and the Bell Potter Group, as well
    as national and international private collections.

Showing 1–12 of 19 artworks

  • John Baird

    Still life with Red
    60 x 80 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Double bass and floral
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    White noise
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Fog horn and strings
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Middle C with light bulb
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel Sold
  • John Baird

    String Section
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Clarinets
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Brass Band
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Pepper Grinder
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Red Centre
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Woodwind
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Bells
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00