Skip to Main Content
John Bailly, ‘Paris’, 2007, ClampArt
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

John Bailly

Paris, 2007

Mixed media on paper
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York City
Have a question? Visit our help center.
About the work
ClampArt
New York City

From the series "Place of Mind."

“When two worlds collide, mayhem or genius can ensue. …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed
John Bailly
American, b. 1968
Follow

In his semi-abstract paintings and mixed-media works, John Bailly explores the overlap between personal and national identities and reveals the forces by which our cities and ourselves are shaped and, sometimes, destroyed. As he describes: “My artwork reflects on cultural identity, especially as it relates to the manners and symbols we utilize to formulate our sense of reality.” With their mix of gestural brushstrokes and finely wrought images of human figures, maps, and urban infrastructure, Bailly’s compositions convey the ferment out of which identity is formed. In his “Civitates” series (begun 2008), he presents birds-eye views of such storied cities as Jerusalem and Troy, shown as if they are both emerging from and sinking into their surroundings. More recently, Bailly collaborated with Richard Blanco on a series inspired by his lyrical poems on home and identity.

John Bailly, ‘Paris’, 2007, ClampArt
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
ClampArt
New York City

From the series "Place of Mind."

“When two worlds collide, mayhem or genius can ensue. Consider the freestyle fellowship that has developed between painter John Bailly and poet Richard Blanco, and the latter rings true. . . The show features prints, paintings, and book art Bailly created in dialogue with …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed
John Bailly
American, b. 1968
Follow

In his semi-abstract paintings and mixed-media works, John Bailly explores the overlap between personal and national identities and reveals the forces by which our cities and ourselves are shaped and, sometimes, destroyed. As he describes: “My artwork reflects on cultural identity, especially as it relates to the manners and symbols we utilize to formulate our sense of reality.” With their mix of gestural brushstrokes and finely wrought images of human figures, maps, and urban infrastructure, Bailly’s compositions convey the ferment out of which identity is formed. In his “Civitates” series (begun 2008), he presents birds-eye views of such storied cities as Jerusalem and Troy, shown as if they are both emerging from and sinking into their surroundings. More recently, Bailly collaborated with Richard Blanco on a series inspired by his lyrical poems on home and identity.

John Bailly

Paris, 2007

Mixed media on paper
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York City
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Other works from ClampArt
Related works
Most Similar