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 16 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
  • John Baird

    White noise
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    Fog horn and strings
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    String Section
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    Brass Band
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    Blue Cushion
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    Red Centre
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    Woodwind
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    Bells
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
  • John Baird

    Bell Floral
    70 x 61 cm oil and collage on panel $4,900.00
  • John Baird

    Coastal Parrot
    67 x 61 cm oil and collage on panel $4,900.00