Unfolding layers of impasto, Megan Baker’s oil paintings suggest an ever-changing state of being, where fragmented and gestural figures are continually interrupted by the immediacy of the paint. The oscillation of time intercepts the way painting is understood, the surface flickering between a recognisable form and a sweeping brush stroke. Focusing on the physicality of the medium itself, Baker’s practice is centered on the way time can be experienced through painting.
Baker uses paint as a way to expand and extend time in a world where everyday encounters feel so instant and condensed. In turn, the perception of time shifts and evolves as one is absorbed by the search and discovery of the next hidden detail.