Carl Baird (Portsmouth , United Kingdom) working in studio in East Vancouver Canada ..makes paintings, photos, drawings and sculptures. By exploring the concept of landscape in a minimalistic , street art style, Baird investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
His collected, altered and own mixed media artworks are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, he makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. The work tries to express this with the help of physics and technology, by telling a story or creating a metaphor.
Baird’s works often focus on our contact with architecture and basic living elements; space and landscape are examined and sometimes transposed on boards and materials reclaimed from the urban environment. Carl Baird currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As a member of the I.A.T.S.E., Baird has progressed to work as a scenic artist in the film and television industries, working with some of the top artists, scenic painters, designers, and pre-production geniuses throughout the film industry. His work has appeared in feature films and television shows for Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Facebook, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox.
Baird studied construction engineering and architectural technology at Niagara College and pursued his studies in architecture and art history in Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, London, and Lucerne. He also studied classical figurative drawing at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. Emily Carr school of art and design, painting, drawing .
In 2011 Baird was awarded first place at an international figurative art competition in Vienna, Austria.
Currently sits on the board of Directors for The Outsiders and Others Gallery