Kristin Baker | the artist
The artist Kristin Baker
Born 1975, Stamford, CT, USA.
Lives and works in New York, .
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Kristin Baker’s large scale paintings are based on the experience of witnessing stock car, NASCAR, and Formula One racing events, which she has been attending since age six, often with her father, an amateur racer.
Kristin Baker, Saatchi Gallery
Grand Prix anorak Kristin Baker paints for the thrill of the moment. Encouraged by her love of automotive racing, her large-scale abstractions appropriate every essence of high-octane drive. Suggesting the view from a Formula 1 car, Washzert Suisse advances with split-second tension: planes of translucent hues overlap as fragments of speeding light, freezing adrenaline rush as an aesthetic sublime.
Kristin Baker is fascinated by the connection between painting and automobile racing, particularly by the contrast between accident versus control that characterizes both pursuits…
Baker’s work was included in the group exhibition Fight or Flight at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria. On display was her large scale painting Ride to Live, that “embodies ideas of speed, violence, and directness by drawing on tensions between formal abstraction and representation…