JOSEPHINE BAKER
(B. 1990, LONDON, UK, LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON, UK)

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CLEAR OUT THE WOUNDS CLOSEST TO THE SUN - V.O CURATIONS, LONDON
EXHIBITION VIEWS - OCTOBER 2021


SAWFISH, 2021, CARDBOARD, DOVER CHALK, FILLER, GLASS, LIQUID RUBBER, MDF, PLASTER, PLYWOOD, SCREW, STEEL, CABLE, TWINE, 68.5 X 38 X 4 CM


EVERY TREE HIDES A FOREST (1), 2021, BITUMEN ROOFING FELT, CARDBOARD, CORK, FILLER, LIQUID RUBBER, OAK, MDF, PIGMENT, PLASTER, PLYWOOD (FROM RECLAIMED HOARDING BOARDS), NETTING, 122 X 45.5 X 10.5 CM



CROSSING (1), 2021, ANTICLIMB SPIKES, BRASS BARS, CAULK, CHARCOAL, COTTON WOOL, DOVER CHALK, GLASS, GROUT, PAINTS, PIGMENTS, PINE, PLASTER, PLYWOOD, ROOFING FELT, SCREWS, SILICONE, TILES, WOOD PIPING BRACKETS, 120 x 174 x 43 CM



CROSSING (2) (FRONT SIDE), 2021, ALUMINIUM TUBING AND ROOFING SECTIONS, ANTICLIMB SPIKES, BLACK SAND, CHALK, CHARCOAL, DOVER CHALK, CLAY, FILLER, MDF, MORTAR, NAILS, GLASS, PAINTS, PIGMENTS, PINE, PLASTER, PLYWOOD, SCREWS, STEEL THREADING AND NUTS, TERRACOTTA TILES, 112 X 170 X 33 CM




OUT LIGHT: SECURITY BULKHEAD L EXTERIOR INDUSTRIAL, 2021, ALUMINIUM TUBING, BLACKLIGHT BULBS, CABLE, CARDBOARD, GLASS, IRON FILINGS, PAINT, PIGMENTS, PINE, PLASTER, PLYWOOD, ROOFING FELT, SAND, SILICONE, 19 X 55 X 10 CM



OUT LIGHT: FLASH 1000W HALOGEN FLOODLIGHT SECURITY, 2021, ARTIFICIAL GRASS, CABLE, DOVER CHALK, GLASS, HALOGEN BULB, PAINT, PIGMENTS, PINE, PLASTER, PLYWOOD, SILICONE, SCREW, 21 X 26.5 X 14.5 CM



THE LAND LIES - CHERTLÜDDE, BUNGALOW, BERLIN
EXHIBITION VIEWS - SEPTEMBER 2020 



FFF (FIRST FLOOR FLOOD), 2020, AIRDRYING CLAY, GLASS, PIGMENTS, PLASTER, SEALER, 112 X  12.75 X 4.75 CM



FIRST FLOOR FLOOD (3), 2020, AIRDRYING CLAY, GLASS, PIGMENTS, PLASTER , 16 X 30 X 3 CM



ISLAND (7), 2020, AIRDRYING CLAY, COTTON WOOL, DYE, PIGMENTS, PLASTER, TERRACOTTA TILE, VARNISH, 11.8 X 20.2 X 10.2 CM




ABRASION COAST, 2020, ANTICLIMB SPIKES, ARTIFICIAL GRASS, CEMENT, CHALK, CHARCOAL, COTTON WOLL, HINGE, PINE, PLYWOOD SPRAYPAINT, 136. X 137 X 7 CM


ABRASION COAST (2), 2021, CLAY, DOVER CHALK, GLASS, GROUT, NAILS, PAINT, PIGMENTS, PLASTER, PLAYWOOD, SAND, SCREWS, SILICONE, TILES, WASHERS, WIRES, 126 X 102 X 8.5 CM



SHELTERING SKY (INSTALLATION VIEW), WITH KIRA FREIJE AND TOM WORSFOLD, GAO GALLERY, 2019


LANDSLIDE, 2019, CHALK AND CHARCOAL ON TERRACOTTA TILES, PLYWOOD, ARTIFICIAL GRASS, MORTAR, TIMBER, PAINTED MDF, 244 X 234 X 30 CM




DEEPWATER HORIZON, 2019, CHALK, CHARCOAL AND PENCIL ON PAPER, 100 X 70 CM




NIGHT MUSIC, 2017, CHALK AND CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 100 X 70 CM








For Josephine Baker, making sculptures is like writing alternative physical stories to those with which we fabricate our world. The industrially-processed materials she uses are reconfigured and reimagined in the studio, into a questioning of the economic, ideological and human-centric forces that have produced them. As if in a microclimate of exchanges, the elements that make up Baker’s practice allegorise events to each other: Representations of landscape and natural phenomena challenge their role within imperialist worldviews; raw materials speak back to their consumable realities; and narratives of labour and survival are unearthed from the urban terrains which surround us.

Josephine Baker (b. 1990, London, UK) completed her undergraduate studies at Central Saint Martins in London in 2012, and her postgraduate in 2017 from the Royal Academy Schools, London. Her recent exhibitions include: Clear out the wounds closest to the sun, V.O Curations, London, 2021 (solo); Wallwerk, Nir Altman, Munich, 2021; Drawing Room Biennial, London, 2021; The Land Lies, ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2020 (solo); well, well, well…, Sundy, London, 2020; Islands, Kupfer, London, 2019 (solo). She was a 12-month resident award holder at British School at Rome 2017–18, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award.
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