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12 April 2023
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Felipe Baeza

As bare as open flesh, 2022
ink, watercolour, acrylic, and cut paper on panel
40.6 × 30.5 cm

Outer view, inner world
with works by: John Ahearn, Felipe Baeza, Alexandra Bircken, Daniel Correa Mejía, Kaye Donachie, Geoffrey Farmer, Lubaina Himid, Peter Hujar, Reverend Joyce McDonald, Behrang Karimi, Paul P., Wolfgang Tillmans, Rigoberto Torres, Donald Urquhart, Gillian Wearing, Jane and Louise Wilson, Issy Wood
26 March – 18 June 2023
Maureen Paley | Morena di Luna, Hove

Gillian Wearing

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, one year on, 2022
framed watercolour on paper
32 × 23.8 cm

Donald Urquhart

Transfiguration I, 2023
framed ink on paper
46 × 34 cm

23 August 2022

Felipe Baeza

Wayward, 2021
ink, cut paper, graphite, twine, and acrylic collaged on paper
167.6 × 121.9 cm

Felipe Baeza
The 59th Venice Biennale: The Milk of Dreams
23 April – 27 November 2022 | Venice, Italy

Felipe Baeza
Fragments, refusing totality and wholeness, 2021
ink, embroidery, acrylic, graphite, varnish, and cut paper on panel
40.6 × 30.5 cm

[from the pressrelease] I open against my will dreaming of other planets I am dreaming of other ways of seeing this life These lines title a large-scale painting by Felipe Baeza, who combines collage, mixed media, egg tempera, and printmaking to make heavily textured two- dimensional works. Dreams of other planets, of another life arise through bodies depicted in states of transformation – often half human, half flora. Full foliage bursts from human heads, overtakes torsos and limbs, and erotically vines its way in and out of desirous mouths. Baeza’s approach to material aligns with the concepts that underline his work. This is visible in the new works shown at the Biennale Arte 2022, a continuation of a series Baeza has developed since 2018. He builds up his figures with layer after layer on panel, canvas, and paper, then sanding, carving, and altering the elements within each composition. This intense material manipulation recharacterises traditional drawing and painting processes and, reflecting the artist’s experience of migration to the United States from Mexico and migration across the globe, express his intent to create “fugitive bodies.” Described by the artist as love letters, his paintings and collages are a form of imaginative self-portraiture and future building.

Felipe Baeza
Por caminos ignorados, por hendiduras secretas, por las misteriosas vetas de troncos recién cortados, 2020
ink, flashe, acrylic, varnish, twine, cut paper, and egg tempera on paper

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