Josephine Baker

Floodlight 04

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Year 2024
Medium Chalk, charcoal, pencil, oil stick and wax crayon on paper
Dimensions 21 x 30 cm

About the work

Through sculpture, installation and drawing, Josephine Baker’s work resides in the crossovers between human infrastructure and the natural world. “Floodlight 04” was made in early 2024 as an extension of a larger series (2021–22), a selection of which were published as a book titled “Submarines” in collaboration with writer M. Ty. These drawings are described as “spectulative immersions into the murky world of modern human interactions with the deep ocean.” “Floodlight 04” continues this slippery subject: light which is meant to illuminate proves to be equally obscure, and disappearing diagrammatic lines and crossed-out captions are engulfed by a hazy pool in the centre.

Career Highlights

Recent solo exhibitions include: water-resistance, St. Chads, London (2023); Outfallers, Nir Altman, Munich (2022); Frieze (Focus Section) solo presentation with Nir Altman, London (2022); Wallwerk, Nir Altman, Munich (2021); Clear out the wounds closest to the sun, V.O. Curations,London (2021); The Land Lies, ChertLüdde, Berlin (2020); Islands, Kupfer, London (2019); Correction, Tintype, London (2019); Sheltering Sky, GAO Gallery, London (2019); sottile spessore, progettoarte-elm, Milan (2019); Flood-tide, Love Unlimited, Glasgow (2018); Trout Steel, The Horse Hospital, London (2018); Serpent and Shadow, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018).

Her work has been included in exhibitions at The British Museum, Pippy Houldsworth (London), Sundy (London), Love Unlimited (Glasgow), among others.

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