Contemplated Realities
March 2 – 31, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2nd from 2 to 4pm

Using cold wax and oil, Vancouver artist Steve Baylis creates mosaics of gleaming colour. The complex depth of his painting is not arrived at through illusion but is rather built on the surface bit by bit. Baylis’ montage of particles adjust on visual whims, as the pigments play together and reveal a multitude of compositions. The effect results in paintings that breathe with limitless individual fragments, congealing in a eukaryotic whole.

In their absence of narrative content, the works become spaces for reflection. Baylis offers suggestions on how to enter the paintings through the titles. Evoking a sense of spirituality, the words are psycho-social and bodily, and refer back to the act of repetitively painting these works. In pursuing this practice obsessively, as all abstract painters must, Baylis circles the intangible subject of the self – and through his labour, attempts to illustrate the essence of consciousness as a formless and radiant dance.

Steve Baylis’s CV

Steve Baylis Transformative Reflection

Transformative Reflection  2018
Oil and cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Cathartic Momentum

Cathartic Momentum  2018
Oil and cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Disruption-of-DeclinationSteve Baylis Disruption-of-Declination

Disruption of Declination  2017
Oil and cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Calculative-Inclination

Calculative Inclination  2017
Oil and cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Conscious-Impulses

Conscience Impulses  2017
Oil and cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Selective-Registration

Selective Registration  2017
Oil and cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Relative Articulation

Relative Articulation  2016
Oil & cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Incarceration-of-Comprehension

Incarceration of Comprehension  2016
Oil and cold wax on panel  48″ x 48″
$5,400.00

Steve Baylis Infinite-Closure

Infinite Closure  2019
Oil and cold wax on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,700.00

Steve Baylis Affinity-for-Inconsistency

Affinity for Inconsistency  2019
Oil and cold wax on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,700.00

Steve Baylis Banal-Motivation

Banal Motivation  2018
Oil and cold wax on panel  36″ x 36″
SOLD

Steve Baylis Enduring-Dissolution

Enduring Dissolution  2018
Oil and cold wax on panel  30″ x 30″
$2,950.00

Steve Baylis Directed-Reality

Directed Realities  2018
Oil and cold wax on panel  30″ x 30″
$2,950.00

CBC ARTS
ART MINUTE: STEVE BAYLIS