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Nina Johnson

Collection of The Miami Art Museum

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Producing works ranging from naturalistic painted portraits of his family members, to collages reminiscent of Henri Matisse’s, to surrealistic, mixed-media sculptural assemblages of found objects, Bhakti Baxter deliberately defies categorization, continually experimenting with different materials, techniques, and approaches to making art. He has been a staple of the contemporary art community in his native Miami since the early 1990s, when he and fellow artists Martin Oppel and Tao Rey transformed the lower level of their rented house into an experimental art space, establishing them as dynamic emerging talents and launching their careers. While Baxter’s output ranges vastly, his works are linked by an enduring fascination with natural systems, anthropology, global cultures, and the joy he finds in the alchemical process of art-making: “In art, one plus one can equal three any time—when two things come together, magic can happen.”

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Heat TransferNina Johnson
2016
Bhakti Baxter: First LightNina Johnson
2014
Bhakti Baxter 2014Nina Johnson
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Rootbeer, 2011

EPS foam, cedar, acrylic paint
90 × 90 × 12 in
228.6 × 228.6 × 30.5 cm
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NJ
Nina Johnson

Collection of The Miami Art Museum

Medium

Producing works ranging from naturalistic painted portraits of his family members, to collages reminiscent of Henri Matisse’s, to surrealistic, mixed-media sculptural assemblages of found objects, Bhakti Baxter deliberately defies categorization, continually experimenting with different materials, techniques, and approaches to making art. He has been a staple of the contemporary art community in his native Miami since the early 1990s, when he and fellow artists Martin Oppel and Tao Rey transformed the lower level of their rented house into an experimental art space, establishing them as dynamic emerging talents and launching their careers. While Baxter’s output ranges vastly, his works are linked by an enduring fascination with natural systems, anthropology, global cultures, and the joy he finds in the alchemical process of art-making: “In art, one plus one can equal three any time—when two things come together, magic can happen.”

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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