Carrie Ann Baade’s Work Blends Art History, Autobiography

by Andy SmithPosted on

Oil painter Carrie Ann Baade says that her work “quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history.” Her absorbing, often haunting paintings often carry notes of Baroque or Renaissance art that are pulled into the artist’s own surrealist and autobiographical sensibility. The works can have a sense of controlled chaos to them, each element executed with elegance. She was last featured on here.

“I paint linking the power of historical masterworks with my own experience as a contemporary artist,” the artist says, in a statement. “By using this fragmentary ‘boneyard’ of painting with reverence, I am a scavenger salvaging lost aesthetics. My art has been an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable, resulting in an exploitation of fragmentation found in collage; I think of myself as a kind of Dr. Frankenstein attempting to piece together the sublime.”

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