Charming Baker lives and works in London, a graduate of Central St Martins, he paints in oil on canvas, linen, wood and paper, and creates sculptural work cast in bronze and aluminium.
His most recent work, Triumph In The face of Absurdity a sculpture in collaboration with fashion legend Sir Paul Smith, is currently on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The piece is an aluminium cast of a carbon track bike balancing on its front wheel, held up by a mouse. Its part of the ‘London 2012: Britain Creates’ project which celebrates the year of London hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
His last shows at Mercer Street Studios, London and in New York at the NY Studio Gallery sold out before opening, with prestigious buyers including Damien Hirst, Frank Cohen and Alberto Mugrabi. Recently signed to a top music management company he has been tipped for greatness on BBC London News, in the Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and Elle and GQ magazines. With sell out shows at the Carmichael Gallery in L.A. and Signal, Truman Brewery and Redchurch Street Galleries in London behind him, Charming Baker is gaining profile day by day.
Damien Hirst says of Baker’s work; Its hard to say exactly what makes a painting great Its flatness and its depth, its ease and its complexity, a kind of preciousness that’s also kind of throwaway, a risk factor. Who gives a damn? Charming Baker’s paintings are great.
All the prints are made with Charming Baker in the studio.