Andrew BAINES

(b.1963) Andrew Baines has become one of the most recognisable and collectable of Australia's contemporary artists. Since his youth, Baines has felt a deep connection to the beach. Family holidays were spent exploring new beachscapes, "the everchanging beach became a metaphor for my life." Driven by a memory he recalls from London at age 14 - a sea of men in the underground in dark suits, bowler hats, umbrellas and briefcases, Baines paints to reckon with conformity. Baines gathers people dressed as in his memory of London, to pose for him on the beach, becoming "surreal human sculpture." Baines retires to his studio to bring his canvasses to life with the scene.

Baines has held more than 30 solo and group exhibitions across Australia, Italy, the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Singapore.

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  • Cathartic Corporate acrylic on canvas 85 x 85 cm $A6,000

  • Party of the Perplexed 2012, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 150 cm $A7000

  • Contingence of Credence 2012, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 150 cm $A6500

  • The Crisis of Cow acrylic on canvas, 80 x 120 cm, $A6000

  • Contingence of Existence acrylic on canvas, 80 x 120 cm, $A6000

  • Unity of Nothingness 2012, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm SOLD

  • Reflecting on Life acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm SOLD

  • The Networker acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm SOLD

  • Conversation with Self acrylic on canvas 80 x 122 cm SOLD

  • The Collision of Unyielding Reality acrylic on canvas 87 x 140 cm SOLD

  • Escape of the Corporate Battery Hen acrylic on canvas, 80 x 135 cm SOLD

  • The Edge of Nothingness acrylic on canvas, 80 x 120 cm SOLD

  • Waiting for my Boat acrylic on canvas, 79 x 140 cm SOLD

  • Escape of the Corporates acrylic on canvas, 90 x 150 cm SOLD