Peter Baka

22 February – 19 March 2014

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Peter Baka

When you jump you move the universe 85×4810cm video, doll, cup, wire, photos $1,890

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Peter Baka
Desire
Opening Tuesday 25 February 6-8pm
22 February – 19 March 2014

I have devoted my life to making things. I collect objects which l incorporate into my works. They hold a memory of things past, a different life that l can’t really know, but l begin to construct a narrative with. The story draws me to it – a story of hurt, revenge, love, intensity, or joy… the emotions of the human condition, an interwinding of shapes, systems, and ideas. The assemblages represent an extended playfulness of how we live our lives through these daily acts of experiences.

Strangeness of the Familiar
Assemblage Dolls by Peter Baka
Each doll assemblage represents a different thought process and a different set of emotions. Their physical form gives expression to psychological states such as anxiety, melancholy, desire and confusion. They draw upon the concerns of identity, sexuality, religious belief and questions of a meaningful existence. They are bodies that hold time worn objects discarded by unknown people.

Each assemblage is infused with the textures and substance of an elusive, concealed world. In my love of fabricating appearances, the aesthetic qualities of wood, paint, image and incidental phrases of text, serve as another layer of inquiry. Wandering suburbia, picking up discarded things on throwaway piles, in opportunity shops and second hand bookshops, I fill my studio with the clutter and disarray of thousands of objects. This is the raw material for a more playful and spontaneous approach. The synchronicity of a found object or utterance will augment and enliven the assemblage. The collecting and gathering of objects that have been held, worn, fondled and read, weaves the richness of history into the surface of the present. A ‘creative assembly’ of interests and fascinations is held within the constructed interior of each body.

The devised or fantasy world created by the artist is pervaded by the intimacy of otherness and lived experience. Across time and across lives, the character of each doll assemblage tells a visual narrative. Uninhibited combinations or unfathomable gestures will sometimes give rise to a disturbing visceral aspect. Diverse or fragmenting forces may be competing for control of the body and its statement. The innocent quality of the doll surreptitiously scrambles the past, inviting memory to rearrange the present

Peter Baka 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole from Robin Gibson on Vimeo.

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    Peter Baka

    Wanderlust 80×50×13cm wood, doll, soft doll, globe, glass $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    Navel gazing 66×50×13cm wood, cup, doll, buttons, microscope $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    White dress 57×30×10cm video, dolls, cup, photos $1,890

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    Peter Baka

    I like to photograph girls naked 67×25×17cm 30min video, wood, ipod, cameras, photos, doll $1,890

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    Down the rabbit hole 112×52×18cm wood, copper, oil paint, massage machine, super sculpey, patina $2,960

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    Peter Baka

    Purr 115×6518cm wood, copper, oil paint, super sculpey, massage machine $2,960

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    Peter Baka

    Guns and tongues 90×88×16cm wood, oil paint, patina $1,980

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    No 56×117×4cm wood, paint, patina $1,890

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    Peter Baka

    Conditional Love 2014 wood, copper and rust patina 120×95×4cm

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    Peter Baka

    Between states of being 85×50×15cm wood, patina $1,520

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    Peter Baka

    To many fucking people on this planet (after Jean Dubuffet) 118×53×4cm wood, oil paint $1,980

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    Peter Baka

    Excited to see you 119×56×16cm wood, super sculpey, oil paint, patina $1,980

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    Peter Baka

    What's your name again 63×37×15cm wood, patina $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    His fill of emptiness 124×66×18cm wood, paint, patina $1,980

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    Peter Baka

    Profile of longing 112×38×16cm wood, oil paint, patina $1,980

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    Peter Baka

    Fucked in the head 112×54×18cm wood, super sculpey, oil paint, patina $1,980

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    Melt I 115×70×4cm wood $1,970

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    In your face 55×42cm wood, super sculpey, patina $1,430

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    The weight of flesh 60×30×11cm wood, super sculpey, patina $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    Ancestor echo chamber 121×65×16cm wood, patina $1,980

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    Peter Baka

    Cressida Campbell 72×22×11cm wood, oil paint, patina, copper $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    Squeeze 80×62×11cm wood, super sculpey, patina $1,520

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    The look of love 53×44×6cm wood, super sculpey, patina $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    Lucy Culliton 72×22×11cm wood, oil paint, patina, copper $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    Fleshless 116×78×4cm wood, paint, patina $1,890

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    Peter Baka

    Melt II 116×54×4cm wood $1,970

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    Peter Baka

    Her fill of emptiness 122×75×18cm wood, shell, paint, patina $1,980

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    Louise Hearman 72×22×11cm wood, oil paint, patina, copper $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    Orgiastic emotionality 190×100×4cm wood $2,780

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    Peter Baka

    Aida Tomescu 72×22×11cm wood, copper, oil paint, patina $1,430

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    Peter Baka

    Theatre of the self

    An autobiography of collaged images
    60 pages clothbound folio hard cover
    Each book is signed and numbered with the date of the printing. The book will evolve over time so it will change slightly from one printing to the next

    $494


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