Perhaps my favorite tattoo artist of all time… if not, one of the top… and perhaps more importantly, one of my favorite contemporary artists today… which I think means a lot considering I ain’t no slouch in the realm of contemporary art… I am an art professor for gods sakes.
Anyway, Nick Baxter is a remarkable man, an awe inspiring artist, and an unbelievable tattooist. At the moment, he has an exhibition in Portland. If you are in the area in any stretch imaginable, please stop in to check out the show. I am going to post a few images from the exhibition and perhaps even supply a few of my personal observations and critiques. Until then, be sure to see it if you can and be sure to check Nick out on his website:
Love, Respect, and Fine Art,
July 7 – July 30, 2011
328 NW Broadway (at Flanders) #117, Portland, OR 97209
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays from 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment
Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Reclaiming, a show of all new works by Nick Baxter. This series of paintings illustrate the recovery of a physical and spiritual connection to the living world. This connection not only supports our existence, but comprises our very bodies and consciousness. Baxter’s technical style, which merges the classic trompe l’œil aesthetic with allegorical themes, lets viewers witness this process of reclamation.