Monday’s Curator 115
Chris Bakay (b.1977, USA)
Artist Chris Bakay uses four elements to create his abstract works; pigment, paint, water and flowers. The three conventional elements assist in the transubstantiation of the single unconventional thereby contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience. By applying abstraction, he depicts intense personal moments created by means of his own fastidious process, luring the viewer to observe the scenery of specific recollections. Taking these past events of daily life as subject matter, Bakay makes unexampled work that deals with the documentation of anamnesis and the question of how it can best be preserved. The process of creation shares similarities with photography; studio conditions are allowed to affect the finished work. The use of flowers root Bakay’s philosophy firmly in the affirmation of the positive. Great thanks to arpeggia for being Artchipel Monday’s Curator!
[more Chris Bakay | with Monday’s Curator arpeggia]